Staci Rhine, Ph.D.

Staci RhineProfessor of Political Science
American Politics, American Political Behavior, Mass Media
Hollenbeck Hall 210
(937) 327-6102

Academic Background

  • 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
  • Critical Review

Courses Taught

  • 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

Research Interests
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.

Other Interests/Info
I have been a member of the Wittenberg faculty since 1994. My husband, Joe, and I have two sons, Colin and Ethan.

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