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Dotty Lynch

Political Communication Wonk


Cred MA sociology, Fordham University; BA sociology, Marymount Manhattan College

Livelihood Executive in Residence, public communication, School of Communication; political consultant, CBS News

Interests Politics, polling, and elections

Focus 2010 mid-term elections

Recent Awards “My students won AU awards last semester for best research paper and best political communication paper at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Those were more gratifying than any awards I might have won myself.”

Last Book You Read The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo

What Keeps You Up At Night? “Trying to figure out how to engage young people in politics and make them believe they can make a difference.”

Are You a Wonk? “I have a wonky side, especially when it comes to polls, politics, and election statistics. I can’t get enough—kind of like potato chips!”

Additional Links AU Profile
Dotty Lynch CBS News Profile
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