office hours

  • Monday and Friday: 2:30 to 4:00
  • Wednesday: 10:30 - 12:30
  • and by appointment


  • Public opinion
  • American elections




Jeff Koch

Professor & Chair of

Political Science & International Relations

Welles 2B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Jeff Koch has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1989.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D.; University of Michigan, Political Science
  • M.A.; University of Connecticut
  • B.A.; Indiana University of Pennsylvania


  • Visiting Assistant Professor: University of California, Riverside

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Being Certain versus Being Right: Cost-Benefit and Cognitivist Theories of Citizen Certainty of Candidates’ Ideological Orientations Political Behavior
  • Does Individual-Level Political Cynicism lead to Third Party Support American Politics Research
  • Follow the Leader?: The Effects of Presidential Support on Representatives’ Electoral Fortunes Journal of Politics
  • Candidate Gender and Citizens' Perceptions of House Candidates' Ideological Orientations American Journal of Political Science
  • When Parties and Candidates Collide: Citizen Perception of House Candidates’ Positions on Abortion Public Opinion Quarterly
  • Do Voters’ Apply Ideological Gender Stereotypes to Senate Candidates? Journal of Politics <
  • Candidate Status, Assessments of Presidential Performance, and Voting for the U.S. Senate Electoral Studies