BINGHAMTON, NY – "Election Retrospective" will be the topic of the Binghamton University Forum luncheon program taking place Wednesday, Nov. 30. A luncheon buffet will begin at noon, and the formal program will start at 12:30 p.m., in the South Ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton.

Diane Feldman, MA ’77, PhD ’79, founder and president of The Feldman Group and one of the most respected analytic minds in Washington, will provide a post mortem of the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.

The Feldman Group is a national strategic research firm that has done work on voter rights and voter participation. In addition to traditional polling, The Feldman Group conducts qualitative research, works with statistical modeling, internet surveys, and ad testing, and employs clinical trials and other experimental techniques to guide campaigns in making research-based decisions.

Feldman is a researcher as well as a political professional with a PhD in experimental psychology and quantitative methods from Binghamton University. She was a recipient of a National Science Foundation fellowship to conduct research at Haskins Laboratories and Yale University, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University.

She is a published author in academic journals and has taught both psychology and research techniques at the college level. She is on the Board of the Young Peoples Project, which uses math literacy work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and has served on the advisory Board of Protecting Our Vote, a political action committee committed to educating the public regarding restrictive voting laws, mobilizing voters to take action at the polls, and protecting the right to vote.    

The Binghamton University Forum is a membership organization comprised of business, professional and community leaders that brings nationally known authorities to speak at functions throughout the year. The charge for guests will be $20/person. For more information, call the Forum office at 607-777-5801, or email buforum@binghamon.edu to RSVP.