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Deutchman quoted in USA Today

Professor of Political Science Iva E. Deutchman was quoted in a story about Gov. David Paterson and his wife admitting to extra-marital affairs that was printed in the Wednesday, March 19 edition of USA Today as well as Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle.

“I think Paterson goes into this [beginning his tenure as governor] with a reservoir of goodwill,” Deutchman said.

Deutchman, a political scientist who studies modern American conservatism, women and voting behavior, women in government, and the influence of the mass media on politics, has been published widely in major journals, including “When Feminists Don't Fit: The Case of Pauline Hanson,” in the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Most recently she co-authored “The Ideology of Moderate Republicans in the House,” with Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas; the piece was published in Forum.

At HWS, Deutchman leads many efforts such as the annual “Day on the Hill” program in Washington, D.C., which provides opportunities for students to visit several federal agencies, the Senate and the House of Representatives, both political parties' national offices, and several lobbying organizations, as well as meet with alumni and alumnae working in the area.

Last month, Deutchman participated in a well-received community forum about the 2008 presidential election. She and Lucas were among the political science faculty participating in a panel discussion before a standing-room-only crowd at Irene's Coffee House. Sponsored by the HWS Chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy, the event was such a success that another is planned for Wednesday, April 9.

A member of the faculty since 1987, Deutchman holds a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Read Paterson sheds light on report of prior affairs

A longer version of the story appeared in the same day's edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle; read Governor, wife admit to extramarital affairs