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Eagleton Faculty/Staff Bios

David P. Redlawsk
Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and Professor of Political Science

David P. Redlawsk is director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, and Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Professor Redlawsk received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Rutgers University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Duke University. His research focuses on campaign, elections, the role of information in voter decision making and on emotional responses to campaign information. He has received several grants to support his research from the National Science Foundation, and he currently serves on the Board of the American National Election Studies.

Professor Redlawsk’s newest book (with Caroline Tolbert and Todd Donovan) is Why Iowa?: Sequential Elections, Reform and U.S. Presidential Nominations published by the University of Chicago Press. He has two other recent books, How Voters Decide: Information Processing in an Election Campaign, (with Richard Lau) published by Cambridge University Press and winner of  the 2007 Alexander George Award for best Book in Political Psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology; and an edited volume, Feeling Politics: Emotion in Political Information Processing by Palgrave-Macmillan.

Professor Redlawsk’s research has also been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and the American Journal of Political Science, as well as the journal Political Psychology among others. He currently serves as co-editor of the journal Political Psychology and has just completed a term as a member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Political Psychology. He was chair of the Political Psychology Organized Section of the American Political Science Association for 2009-2010.

Professor Redlawsk is also interested in civic engagement and service-learning pedagogies. He is editor (with Tom Rice) of Civic Service: Service-Learning with State and Local Government Partners published in 2009 by Jossey-Bass which highlights a number of exemplary service-learning projects across institutions and disciplines, all of which partner with local or state government providing reciprocal value to students and government agencies. Redlawsk teaches courses including Survey Research, Local Politics, Political Campaigning, Voting Behavior, Political Psychology, Decision Making, and Experimental Methods.