Chad Murphy


Ph.D. University of California, Riverside

2010-2011 Winner of the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award, annually presented by graduating seniors to the professor they “are most likely to remember as the one who had the greatest impact on their lives.”

2014 Winner of the Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Award Author of the

2013 “Article of the Year” in Communication Methods and Measures

Faculty advisor for two runners-up in the Pi Sigma Alpha national essay competition.

Areas of Specialization:

Political Communication, Political Psychology, Parties and Elections, American Government

Scholarly Achievements:

Published articles on the effects of political rhetoric and the media in peer-reviewed outlets including the Journal of Politics, Presidential Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Language and Politics, and articles discussing the partisan consequences of redistricting in American Politics Research, Political Research Quarterly, and Political Geography, which have been featured on outlets like Rick Hasen’s “Electoral Law Blog” and “National Affairs.” Additionally, he has published an article on pedagogy in research methods courses in the Journal of Political Science Education. Professor Murphy is also regularly quoted as an elections expert in USA Today and the New York Times.

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