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 411: Public Opinion & Mass Media

    An examination of American political attitudes and opinions relevant to the functioning of democratic government. Consideration will be given to the extent that the American public fulfills the requirements of democratic theory. Topics include mass media and public opinion, American tolerance for dissent, trust in government, survey research, political efficacy, presidential approval ratings, political ideologies, and partisan change. The determinants of political attitudes and important trends in public opinion will be examined.

  • PLSC 490: Sem: Adv Top in Amer Politics

    This course will focus on a special topic within the discipline of Political Science of the instructor’s choosing. Students will produce a research paper, and participate in weekly discussions on readings assigned by the instructor.