Jared McDonald

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Areas of Specialization:

  • American Government
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Psychology
  • Voting and Elections
  • Research Methodology

Scholarly Achievements:
Jared McDonald is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington. He teaches courses related to American government, political behavior, public policy, and research methodology. He earned his Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Professor McDonald’s research asks how American voters evaluate politicians and hold them accountable in an environment increasingly characterized by high levels of polarization and strong partisan identities. His work has appeared in The Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Electoral Studies, The International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Gender & Politics, Politics, Groups, & Identities, and The Journal of Experimental Political Science. Excerpts from this work were also featured in The Washington Post, Politico, Vox, and The Hill.

To send e-mail to Professor McDonald: jmcdona8@umw.edu
Webpage: https://jared-mcdonald.com
Twitter: @jaredamcdonald