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Ryan L. Claassen

Professor
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-2060
Fax:
330-672-3362
Biography

Ryan L. Claassen is a Professor of Political Science at Kent State University.  He teaches at both the PhD and Undergraduate levels on the topics of American Politics, Public Opinion, and Methodology. His research interests include political participation, citizen competence, public opinion, election administration, religion and politics, interest groups, and racial and ethnic politics.  He is author of Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans (Cambridge University Press), coeditor with Paul Djupe of the forthcoming book Evangelical Crackup? The Future of the Evangelical-Republican Coalition (Temple University Press), and author and coauthor of numerous articles in journals such as, American Politics Research, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Political Science Education, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly.  He has been interviewed regarding voting, elections, public opinion and religion and politics for news stories for international, national and local newspapers, has appeared on local NPR and NBC affiliates, and he is an occasional contributor to the Washington Post's Monkey Cage feature.

For additional information, please visit my personal web page.

SCHOLARLY, CREATIVE & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

BOOKS

            Book cover titled The Evangelical Crackup

Journal Articles
  • Ryan L. and John Barry Ryan.  2016.  “Social Desirability, Hidden Biases, and Support for Hillary Clinton.”  Special Election Issue of PS:  Political Science and Politics. 49: 730-735.
  • Ryan L. and Michael Ensley.  2016.  “Motivated Reasoning and Yard-Sign-Stealing Partisans:  Mine is a Likable Rogue, Yours is a Degenerate Criminal.” Political Behavior.  38:  317-335.
Education
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California Davis, 2005, B.A. in History, Goshen College, 1994
Expertise
american politics, elections and political behavior, public opinion, public law, methodology
Publications
  • The Evangelical Crackup? The Future of the Evangelical-Republican Coalition Paul A. Djupe and Ryan L. Claassen, editors. (Temple University Press)
  • Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans? (Cambridge University Press)
Documents