Eric R. Schmidt, Ph.D

My name is Eric R. Schmidt. I’m an (incoming) Political Science Teaching Fellow at Concordia College; in July 2021, I received my Ph.D from Indiana University. As a scholar of long-term partisan change in the United States, my work explores the (complex and interconnected) dynamics of partisanship, ideology, and group attachments. As a teacher, I seek not just to teach American politics — but also to train students to constructively assess their responsibilities as democratic citizens. And as a participant in the (unwieldy and, often, maddeningly contradictory) project of higher education, I strive to recognize — and celebrate — students’ unique contributions to campus life.

My research has been supported by an IU College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship (2019-2020), and multiple competitive grants from IU’s Center on American Politics; and my work has been published in Political Behavior and P.S.: Political Science & Politics, with forthcoming contributions in the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy and Palgrave Handbook of Populism. At IU, I trained undergraduates in high-impact research design through the Indiana Political Analysis Workshop; served as Research Assistant to the Center on American Politics; and served as Project Manager (from 2017-2021) for the Center’s annual participation in the Cooperative Congressional Election Studies (CCES). Here’s a copy of my curriculum vitae.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: