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Eric Plutzer

Eric Plutzer

Professor

312 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 865-6576

Biography:

Professor of Political Science (Ph.D., Washington University, 1987), and Academic Director, PSU Survey Research Center specializes in public opinion, voting, and participation; gender and politics; education policy.  His recent work is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Spencer Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation.  His current project, with Michael Berkman, examines the the evolution-creationism controversy in the United States.  This extends their prior work on how educational policy is responsive to public opinion (Ten Thousand Democracies: Politics and Public Opinion in America‘s School Districts).  Plutzer’s research has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly and American Politics Research. He teaches classes on public opinion, political behavior, and the statistical analysis of survey data.

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Department of Political Science award winners for 2014-2015
Jun 15, 2015
Prof Hojnacki's research featured in Washington Post's Monkey Cage and The Hill's Contributor blogs Prof Hojnacki's research featured in Washington Post's Monkey Cage and The Hill's Contributor blogs
Jun 11, 2015
Department Marshals for 2015 Graduation
Congratulations to our two outstanding students representing our department as the selected student Marshals. Political Science Marshal is Julia Warshafsky International Politics Marshal is Robert Chen May 07, 2015
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