Jeffrey Koch

Professor of Political Science And International Relations
Fraser 105a

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


Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30 to 4:00
Wednesday: 10:30 - 12:30
and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • 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


  • 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


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  • Public opinion
  • American elections


  • PLSC 110: American Politics

    An analysis of the American system of government, focusing on the relationships among national government institutions and on intergovernmental relations among the nation, the states, and the cities.

  • PLSC 251: Modern Political Analysis

    The purpose of this course is to introduce Political Science majors to the methods of modern political science research. The course will include a presentation of the scientific approach as practiced by Political Scientists, focusing on both theoretical and methodological issues. The purposes of research, measurement problems, and other data management problems in political science research will be discussed. Students will be introduced to basic statistical techniques of data analysis including: dispersion and central tendency, correlation coefficients, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, Chi-Square tests, student t-tests, and simple regression analysis.

  • PLSC 415: Legislative Process

    An appraisal of the legislative process in the United States emphasizing the origin, passage, and administration of American public policy. The influence of public and private participants -- Congress, the President, the Courts, bureaucracy, political parties, interest groups, and the press -- in the legislative process is studied.