Paul M. Kellstedt
Dr. Kellstedt is an associate professor and director of the American Politics Program in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. His fields of expertise are American politics and methodology. Prior to joining the Texas A&M University faculty, Dr. Kellstedt taught at Brown University and the University of Minnesota. He was an academic visitor at Nuffield College, Oxford, in 2008, and a Harvard University Fellow in the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy in the Kennedy School of Government in 1999.
Dr. Kellstedt's research publications include The Mass Media and the Dynamics of American Racial Attitudes (Cambridge University Press), which won a 2004 Goldsmith Book Prize given by the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government to the book "that best fulfills the objective of improving government through an examination of the intersection between press, politics, and public policy." He has authored and coauthored articles in American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, and other journals, as well as several book chapters. Recent publications include "Personal Efficacy, the Information Environment, and Attitudes toward Global Warming and Climate Change in the USA," Risk Analysis (2008); "Policy Mood and Political Sophistication: Why Everyone Moves Mood," British Journal of Political Science (2008); "The Political (and Economic) Origins of Consumer Confidence," American Journal of Political Science (2004); and "Media Framing and the Dynamics of Racial Policy Preferences," American Journal of Political Science (2000). He is also coauthor of the forthcoming Cambridge University Press textbook, The Fundamentals of Political Science Research.
His current research projects include work on economic evaluations in the mass public and an examination of the nature of policy mood. Dr. Kellstedt has teaching interests in public opinion, voting behavior, campaigns and elections, research design, econometrics, and time-series analysis.
Dr. Kellstedt received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1996, his master of arts in political science from the University of Iowa (1992), and his bachelor of arts in political science and psychology from Calvin College in 1990.