Jeffrey L. Bernstein

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Political Science; Director of Faculty Development Center

109 Halle Library


[email protected]

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays 10-11 AM
  • Wednesdays 2-3 PM

  • By appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1997
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1994
  • BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 1991
  • Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Interests and Expertise

  • American government and politics
  • Political learning and civic competence
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Campaigns and elections
  • Voting behavior and public opinion


Winter 2024

  • PLSC 357: Campaigns and Elections, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 PM, 420 Pray Harrold

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Vital Statistics on American Politics, 2017-2020 (with Amanda C. Shannon).  Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2022.
  • “Using Think-Alouds to Understand How Students Balance Free Speech and Inclusion” (with Cameron W. Armstrong). First Amendment Studies, Volume 55, Number 1, pages 22-43, 201.
  • Teaching Research Methods in Political Science. Editor and contributing author.  London: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2021.
  • “Unifying SoTL Methodology: Internal and External Validity.”  Teaching and Learning Inquiry, Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 115-126, 2018.
  • “Major Factors in the Development of Political Attitudes” (with Hailey L. Huckestein and Steven M. Mikulic). Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 25-48, 2018.
  • “Using Creative Assignments to Help Students Integrate their Learning in a Campaigns and Elections Class” (with Anastasija Deljevic, Emily Kindred, Elizabeth Krochmalny, and Annie Somerville). Journal of Political Science Education, Volume 14, Issue 4, pages 440-455, 2018.
  • “Finding Moments of Meaning in Undergraduate Education: How the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Can Help.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 12, Issue 1, Article 2, 2018.
  • Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Collaborative Structures. Co-editor (with Brooke A. Flinders) and contributing author. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  • “Overcoming Methods Anxiety: The Impact of Frequent Feedback and Moving from Qualitative to Quantitative Work" (with Brooke Allen). Journal of Political Science Education, Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 1–15, 2013. 
  • Citizenship Across the Curriculum. Co-editor (with Michael B. Smith and Rebecca S. Nowacek) and contributing author. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010.