About The Politics Guys

The Politics Guys are Michael Baranowski, Jay Carson, Trey Orndorff, Will Miller, Kristin Matheny, and Ken Katkin

Michael Baranowski is a  political scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. His focus is American political institutions, public policy, and media. He spends most of his time indoctrinating students at Northern Kentucky University.

Jay Carson 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 Oklahoma Christian University. His research interests are presidential politics, communication and social media. In addition to his disciplinary research Trey also writes on teaching in higher education, specifically the impact of  technologies on student outcomes. You can read more about him and his research here.Will Miller is assistant vice president of campus adoption with Campus Labs. Previously, he served as Vice President of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Planning at Flagler College, where he also taught political science and public administration. Will writes regularly on emerging topics in higher education, including advancements in predictive analytics, assessment techniques, and pedagogy. You can read more about Will at www.willmillerphd.com.

Kristin Matheny is a political analyst with a decade of experience managing communications and researching public policy for political campaigns. She has also been a cable news producer and social media director, and currently works in the field of advertising. Kristin recently earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Her areas of policy research expertise include implicit bias, national security and law enforcement, foreign policy (particularly re: Latin America), and veterans affairs.

Ken Katkin is a professor of law at Northern Kentucky University’s Chase Law School.He teaches and writes in the areas of Constitutional Law, Communications Law, Legislation, Federal Jurisdiction, and Entertainment Law.

Before coming to Chase, he litigated constitutional and telecommunications law cases with the Washington D.C. firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding. Before entering private practice, Ken clerked for the Hon. David M. Ebel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in Denver, Colorado.