University of Missouri professor Dr. Mitchell McKinney is a political communication scholar whose areas of interest include political campaigns and presidential debates. He has co-authored seven books and his research has been featured in numerous academic journals.
McKinney told the Daily Whale he has been “fascinated” by the presidential debate process ever since he first attended one in 1988.
“I would go every four years to one or more of the presidential debates,” he said. “I quickly started to understand that they do matter in the sense of voters.”