Chatham News

Chatham University welcomes Terence Samuel, deputy national political editor of The Washington Post

Samuel to give lecture titled “The Disappearing Undecided Voter”

PITTSBURGH (October 12, 2012) … Award-winning journalist and author Terence Samuel will give a free public lecture titled “The Disappearing Undecided Voter” at Chatham University on October 23 at 6 p.m. The event, to be held in the Welker Room in James Laughlin Music Hall on the Shadyside Campus, is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University.

Samuel has more than 25 years experience as a reporter and editor at some of the nation’s best newspapers, magazines, and web journalism outlets. He is the deputy national political editor at The Washington Post and oversees White House and congressional coverage.

He is a former managing editor at National Journal and has worked as a correspondent at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and U.S. News & World Report.

He was the director of editorial programming for news, sports, and finance at AOL Black Voices and helped launch, an online magazine of commentary and analysis aimed at an African-American audience. Samuel is the author of “The Upper House: A Journey Behind the Closed Doors of the U.S. Senate” (2010) and is among the featured writers anthologized in the “Best American Political Writing” (2009).

About the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics
The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) is a non–partisan center devoted to fostering women’s public leadership through education, empowerment, and action.

The first center to focus on women’s political involvement in Pennsylvania, the PCWP integrates disciplinary knowledge, civic education, and coalition building while examining the intersection of women and public policy. The Center conducts candidate and advocacy trainings, offers educational programs in applied politics, and provides timely analysis on women’s issues. The Center is also home to the University’s membership in Project Pericles – a select group of liberal arts colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to promoting participatory citizenship and social responsibility.

The Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy was established in 1998 through the generosity of the Hillman Foundation, Inc. and the Maurice Falk Medical Foundation. It was then reconceived and endowed in 2003, by the Hillman Foundation.

About Chatham University
Chatham University’s historic Shadyside Campus, founded in 1869, is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pa. Preparing students from around the world, Chatham’s enrollment throughout the past decade was the fastest growing in the Pittsburgh region.

Consisting of an undergraduate women’s college and graduate and online programs for both men and women, Chatham has consistently been ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Offering challenging academics and innovative programming in the fields of sustainability and the environment, the health sciences, and business & entrepreneurship, a Chatham education is designed to help students meet the needs of tomorrow’s economy, today.

Chatham has also demonstrated institutional commitments to reach carbon neutrality by 2025 and has been recognized as a leader in sustainability by The Princeton Review, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the League of American Bicyclists, and Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit