Ph.D., Northwestern University, (Political Science), 1994
M.A., Northwestern University, (Political Science) 1989
B.A., Colorado College, (History/Political Science with Honors), 1988
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Office: PSYCH 457
Courses Typically Taught at CWU:
- American Politics
- Public Opinion and Political Communication
- Legislative Process
- American Presidency
- Campaigns and Elections
- Parties and Interest Groups
- African Politics
- Media, Political Communication, Presidency, War & Terrorism
- Public Opinion in the 21st Century: Let the People Speak? w/Russell Brooker (textbook) Hughton-Mifflin, 2006.
- Editor, w/Thomas Birkland, Encyclopedia of Media and Politics (DC: CQ Press, 2007)
- "Are the Lapdogs Starting to Bark? Japanese Newspaper Coverage of the SDF Mission to Iraq," w/Cameron Otopalik.
- Media, War, and Conflict 1,3 (December, 2008).
- "Persuading the Persuaders: Presidential Speeches and Editorial Opinion." Political Communication 14,1 (January-March, 1997): 97-111.
- "Framing the US Embassy Bombings and September 11 Attacks in African and US Newspapers," in Pippa Norris, Montague Kern, and Marion Just, eds., Framing Terrorism (NY: Routledge, 2002).