Koch Bio

Jeffrey Koch - department chair

    Professor Jeffrey W. Koch received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1987. He came to Geneseo in 1989 after serving as a visiting assistant professor at University of California, Riverside. His areas of expertise are public opinion and American elections. He has published articles in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, and Electoral Behavior. He has presented numerous papers at professional conferences. For the 2002-2003 academic year he served as a Fulbright Lecturer in American Politics at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. During the summer of 2005 he served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Royal Academy of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In spite of threats posed by cobra snakes, bird flu, malaria, and land mines he had a great time.

 
 Contact Info

Office: Welles 2

Phone: 245-5371

e-Mail: koch@geneseo.edu 

 Courses

PLSC 251 Modern Political Analysis (course syllabus)
PLSC 311 Mass Media and Public Opinion
(course syllabus)
PLSC 315 Legislative Politics
PLSC 395 Political Affairs Internship
PLSC 213 Political Participation and American National Elections

 Publications 
  • 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

 Professional Awards and Activities 
  • Traditional Fulbright, 2002-2003, at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China

  • Senior Specialist Fulbright, May-June 2003, Royal Academy of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

 Favorite Non-Research Links

Greasy Lake

Weyerbacher Beer

Yards Beer