Dinner Meeting with Dr. Terry Madonna
(Tentative) We are pleased to welcome back Dr. G. Terry Madonna as our speaker in April 2024!
Dr. Terry Madonna is a Senior Fellow in Residence at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He was Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. He is also the Director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. In the early 1970s, he served as County Commissioner of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Madonna earned a Ph.D. in political history from the University of Delaware. His teaching and writing interests focus on the American presidency, American political parties and political behavior, and voting behavior. Prior to joining the faculty of Franklin and Marshall in May 2004, he was Professor and Chair of the Government Department at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and was director of its Center for Politics and Public Affairs. His academic writings have appeared in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, The Polling Report, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Pennsylvania History, Intellect, Academe, and The Journal of Practical Politics. He has delivered several named lectures, including the Neaman Foundation Lecture in 2006 and the annual James Buchanan Foundation Lecture, "From Buchanan to Bush: Campaign Practices Then and Now," and the annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Society Lecture, "The Political Skills and Leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower" in 2007.
Madonna founded the Keystone Poll in 1992, making it the oldest exclusively Pennsylvanian poll, and renamed it the Franklin and Marshall College Poll in 2008. The poll is used by the Philadelphia Daily News, Times-Shamrock Newspapers, WGAL-TV, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and WTAE-TV. He used to be the pollster for KYW-TV, WTXF-TV, the Comcast Network, WITF-TV, the Lancaster New Era, and the Harrisburg Patriot News. In 2008, the Franklin and Marshall partnered with Hearst-Argyle Television to conduct national polls for the company's television stations and radio stations.