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Jeffrey Koch

Professor & Chair 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 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.