Department: Political Science

Areas of expertise:

  • Media and Politics
  • Media Effects on Polarization
  • Talk Radio
  • Behavior of Journalists
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Campaigns

A scholar of American government and politics, Jones' interests include political communication, political behavior, public opinion, polarization and media, and elections. Jones serves as the director of JMU’s Washington Semester, a study abroad and internship-based program that allows students to experience the abundant political and cultural opportunities available in D.C.

Jones earned his doctorate and master's from Purdue University, and his bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University.


Media contact: Eric Gorton,

David Jones

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