Jennifer Jerit

 

Dept. of Political Science

Stony Brook University

Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, 7th Floor

Stony Brook, NY 11794


Office: 631.632.3267

Email:  jennifer.jerit "at" stonybrook.edu


Research


My research focuses on issues related to citizen competence. I am working on several projects that examine political knowledge and citizens’ attention to politics, with an emphasis on how different features of media coverage affect learning and news interest. In addition, I have variety of papers that explore elite behavior in the area of political rhetoric.

Background


Associate Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2002. Principle research and teaching interests are in American politics, public opinion, political psychology, political communication, and experimental methodology.