USFSP political science professors to provide Election Night analysis

Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan

Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan

Two USF St. Petersburg political science professors will offer analysis on Election Night at USF Tampa.

Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, will be one of a number of USF faculty experts who will discuss campaign issues with BBC Radio, which will broadcast live from a “Tailgate Watch Party’’ sponsored by USF Student Government at the Marshall Student Center. She will be accompanied by a delegation of Australian political leaders.

Seth McKee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, will offer analysis on WUSF-FM from the station’s Tampa studios.

Seth McKee

Seth McKee

Both professors have made frequent appearances on Tampa Bay TV stations during the run-up to Election Day, including on WTSP-TV and Bay News 9.

The Election Night watch party will take place next to the landmark Bulls Fountain outside the Marshall Student Center from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Television coverage of the election results will be projected onto the west wall of the USF Bookstore. The event is co-sponsored by the NAACP, Omega Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta.

Besides interviewing faculty experts, BBC Radio will host a panel discussion with students, local political leaders and experts from approximately 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. that will be simulcast on and WUSF-FM.

ABC News, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Bay News 9 and Sky News also will broadcast from the watch party.

Student Government will serve food and refreshments and Rocky, the Sun Dolls and the USF Cheerleaders will entertain the crowd from 5 to 8 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, footballs and corn toss games to complete the tailgate party theme. Parking fees and restrictions will be waived in the lots next to the Marshall Student Center (behind the USF theaters) and all levels of the Crescent Hill garage beginning at 5 p.m.