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Faculty and Staff

Michael Berkman

  • Director, McCourtney Institute for Democracy
  • Director, Center for American Political Responsiveness
  • Professor of Political Science

318 Pond Lab

Christopher Beem

  • Managing Director, McCourtney Institute for Democracy

327 Pond Lab

Bradford Vivian

  • Director, Center for Democratic Deliberation
  • Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

233 Sparks Building

John Gastil

  • McCourtney Institute for Democracy Senior Scholar
  • Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Political Science

240 Sparks Building

Eric Plutzer

  • Director, Mood of the Nation Poll
  • Professor of Political Science and Sociology

312 Pond Lab

Burt L. Monroe

  • Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics, and Informatics
  • Head, Program in Social Data Analytics
  • Director, Center for Social Data Analytics
  • Chief Scientist, McCourtney Institute Mood of the Nation Poll

207 Pond Lab (Dept of Political Science) B001 Sparks, (Center for Social Data Analytics

(814) 865-9215

Debra Hawhee

  • McCourtney Professor of Civic Deliberation
  • McCourtney Institute for Democracy Senior Scholar
  • Professor of English and of Communication Arts and Sciences

208 Burrowes Building

Jenna Spinelle

  • Communications Specialist

328 Pond Lab

David Randolph

  • Administrative Assistant

327 Pond Lab