B.A. The University of Iowa, 1987
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 1993
Awards and Recognitions
Phi Beta Kappa, 1987, University of Iowa. Recipient of the 1997 Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching
Published in American Politics Quarterly, American Politics Research, Political Behavior, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Political Communication, and Critical Review.
POLI 101 American National Government
POLI 230 Campaigns and Elections
POLI 232 Public Opinion
POLI 236 Media & Politics
POLI 260 Methodology
POLI 332 Political Parties & Interest Groups
My current research interests involve studying the media's effect on political knowledge and participation. I am interested in patterns of media consumption and their effect on citizenship.
I have been a member of the Wittenberg faculty since 1994. My husband, Joe, and I have two sons, Colin and Ethan.