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Dr. Geoffrey Peterson

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  • Department Chairperson
  • Professor
  • Political Science

Dr. Peterson has published articles in numerous scholarly journals, including The American Review of Politics, Political Behavior, American Indian Studies Quarterly, Congress &the Presidency, Homeland Security Review, and The Journal of Political Marketing. Dr. Peterson has worked with dozens of students on collaborative research over the past decade, and he has presented with students at nineteen political science conferences since 2001.

Teaching Interests
  • American Electoral Process
  • Political Behavior
  • Research Methodology
  • Native American Politics
  • Political Media
  • Film and Politics
  • Department Chair
  • Senator to the University Senate
  • Faculty Representative to the UW-System
  • Chair of the Faculty Personnel Committee
  • Councilor, Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Director of the Political Research Institute 
Research and Creative Activities
  • Trust In Government
  • Congressional Committee Makeup
  • Voter Roll-Off
  • Cuban American Voting Patterns
  • Native American Voting
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa (Political Science)
  • M.A., University of Iowa (Political Science)
  • B.A., Moorhead State University (Psychology and Political Science)