LWV Lunch With A Leader Thursday Features Lonna Rae Atkeson


On Thursday, Jan. 21 at noon, the League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, will feature Lonna Rae Atkeson who is a Professor and Regents Lecturer in Political Science at the University of New Mexico where she also Directs the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy and the Institute for Social Research. She will be talking about the upcoming 60-day Legislative Session.

Atkeson is also a member of the MIT Data and Election Science Board (MEDSL) and the American National Election Studies (ANES) Board of Overseers. Her research focuses on election science, election administration, survey methodology, public policy, voting rights, public opinion, and political behavior.  She has authored or edited four books, more than 50 referred articles and book chapters, numerous policy reports and several amicus curiae briefs. 

Atkeson has been a consultant to the Department of Defense, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the Pew Charitable Trusts, various private companies and has served as an expert witness or consultant on several legal cases.  Currently she is an Associate Editor for Political Analysis and is the election analyst for KOB-TV. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Golisano Foundation, the Thornburg Foundation, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico Secretary of State, and Bernalillo County. She Received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside and her PhD from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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