About The Politics Guys

The Politics Guys are Michael Baranowski, Jay Carson, and Trey Orndorff.

Michael is a bona-fide political scientist, with a Ph.D. and everything. He spends most of his time indoctrinating students at Northern Kentucky University


Jay is an attorney specializing in commercial litigation. He’s served as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives, a judicial staff attorney and magistrate in the Medina County Common Please Court, and a law clerk to the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Harold “Trey” Orndorff is an associate professor of political science at Daytona State College. His research interests are presidential politics, communication and new media. In addition to his disciplinary research Trey also writes on teaching in higher education, specifically the impact of new technologies on student outcomes. You can read more about him and his research here.