Dan Schill (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies at James Madison University, where he teaches courses in advocacy, political communication, and media and politics.
His research is focused on communication, politics, technology, and the mass media. Dr. Schill has published two books on political communication topics, including Presidential Campaigning and Social Media (with John Allen Hendricks, Oxford University Press, 2014) and Stagecraft and Statecraft: Advance and Media Events in Political Communication (Lexington Books, 2009). Other work has appeared in American Behavioral Scientist, Review of Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and PS: Political Science & Politics. He has also received top paper awards from the Political Communication Divisions of the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and the Central States Communication Association.
In addition to his academic research, Dr. Schill frequently conducts research for media outlets with frequent collaborator Dr. Rita Kirk. Since 2008, he has organized and moderated on-air dial focus groups for CNN and provided real-time analysis of debates, speeches, and ads. He is also an expert in telecommunications and Internet policy, and spent the 2009-2010 academic year working on these issues in Washington, DC, for the United States Senate as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.