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Dan Schill (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is a Professor in the School of Communication Studies and Affiliate Professor in Political Science at James Madison University, where he teaches courses in advocacy, political communication, research methods, and media and politics. He holds numerous teaching awards including the Carl Harter Distinguished Teacher Award, JMU’s top award for teaching excellence, and the School of Communication Top Teacher Award from the JMU student body. Schill previously worked on Capitol Hill as an American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow and often conducts dial focus groups for news organizations.

His research focuses on communication, politics, media, and technology. He has published five books on political communication topics, including the Presidency and Social Media (with John Allen Hendricks, Routledge, 2018), Political Communication in Real Time (with Rita Kirk and Amy Jasperson, Routledge, 2017), Communication and Midterm Elections (with John Allen Hendricks; Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 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 the Journal of Political Marketing, American Behavioral Scientist, Mass Communication & Society, Argumentation and Advocacy, Review of Communication, 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.

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