Stephen Farnsworth

       Stephen J. Farnsworth

 Professor and Director, Center for Leadership and   Media Studies   

(Ph.D., Georgetown University)



Twitter: @drsfarnsworth

–areas of specialization:

American Government: the Presidency, Media and Politics, Elections

–scholarly achievements:

The Global President: International Media and the U.S. Government (Rowman &
Littlefield, 2013, coauthored).

The Nightly News Nightmare: Media Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2008 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011, coauthored).

Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves (Paradigm, 2009).

The Mediated Presidency: Television News and Presidential Governance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006, coauthored).

Political Support in a Frustrated America (Praeger, 2003).

– dozens of scholarly articles on the presidency, the mass media, U.S. public opinion and Virginia politics in peer-reviewed journals

– Canada-U.S. Fulbright Research Chair in Public Policy, McGill University, Montreal.

– Provided U.S. government-funded reporter training seminars in Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Armenia and Estonia.

– Recipient, Mary W. Pinschmidt Teaching Award.

– Recipient, Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Award.

– Recipient, the Richard Palmieri Outstanding Professor Award.


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