David Jones has been teaching at JMU since 1998. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University that year, a Master's at Purdue in 1996, and a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University in 1987. A scholar of American government and politics, he specializes in the fields of political communication, political behavior, public opinion, and elections. At James Madison, he teaches courses on elections, political campaigning, research methods, media and politics, and American government and politics. He has served as Professor-in-Residence for the JMU Washington Semester program since 1999.
Dr. Jones' research focuses on political communication. Recent studies of public attitudes toward the media were published in the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics and Politics & Policy. Portions of his ongoing study of political talk radio appeared in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and Political Communication. Most recently, he contributed a chapter on the media to the first edition of CQ's Guide to Political Campaigns. He also co-authored an article on media and politics for the journal, Current World Leaders.
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