Ohio Wesleyan Professor to Analyze Presidential Debate

Joan E. McLean to Appear Oct. 4 on 'All Sides with Ann Fisher'
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Joan E. McLean

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University politics and government professor Joan E. McLean, Ph.D., will appear Oct. 4 on WOSU radio’s “All Sides with Ann Fisher” to discuss the first U.S. presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.

Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney will discuss domestic policy in a debate scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern Time Oct. 3. Jim Lehrer, host of “PBS NewsHour,” will moderate the 90-minute event.

McLean will help to analyze the debate on “All Sides,” which will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET Oct. 4. The program is available on 89.7 FM. After it airs, the show will be archived online for listening on demand.

McLean, who joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in 1990, has worked on two presidential campaigns and also helped to shape Geraldine Ferraro’s nomination strategy and bid for the vice presidency in 1984.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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