Mark J. O’Gorman, professor of political science at Maryville College, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, August 28, meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club. The club will host a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. in the Club Room of the Clinton Community Center at 101 South Hicks Street in Clinton.
O’Gorman, who coordinates the environmental studies program and is on the college’s sustainability studies faculty, will discuss how reapportionment and redistricting will impact future elections.
He teaches about campaigns and elections, public policy, and environmental politics, a press release said. The professor provides political analysis and was the in-studio analyst for election night 2016 coverage by WUOT-FM. He has written book chapters on the presidential campaigns of presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
O’Gorman led a team at Maryville College that turned a 125-year-old house into one of the oldest LEED certified green buildings in America, the press release said. That home and other renewable energy platforms installed on campus earned the college a renewable energy innovation award from Tennessee Valley Authority. He has worked with the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
O’Gorman received his doctorate from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
No reservations are necessary. The club will provide drinks and serving items, and requests $5 per person for the meeting, the press release said. For more information, send an email to Ann Mostoller at [email protected] or call Mary Matheny at (865) 483-8937.
This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.