Jeffrey L. Bernstein

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Political Science; Jewish Studies

601E Pray Harrold


[email protected]

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  • 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


Fall 2020
  • PLSC 357: Campaigns and Elections, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:45
  • PLSC 113: American Government (Honors). Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:45
  • PLSC 678: Quantitative Methods in Public Administration, Thursday, 6:00-8:40

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Unifying SoTL Methodology: Internal and External Validity.”  Teaching and Learning Inquiry 6(2): 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 11(3): 25-48, 2018.
  • “Using Creative Assignments to Help Students Integrate their Learning in a Campaigns and Elections Class” (with Austin Deljevic, Emily Kindred, Elizabeth Krochmalny, and Annie Somerville). Journal of Political Science Education 14(4): 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, Number 1, Article 2, 2018.
  • “Rehabilitating Citizenship: Lessons from Across the Curriculum” (with Michael B. Smith and Rebecca S. Nowacek). Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, Fall 2017
  • 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, Number 1, March 2013, pages 1–15. 
  • Citizenship Across the Curriculum. Co-editor (with Michael B. Smith and Rebecca S. Nowacek) and contributing author. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010.