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Nathan Kalmoe

Academic Biography:
I’m excited to join Monmouth College as an assistant professor of political science this year. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin. Before Monmouth, I held a postdoc at George Washington University’s School of Media & Public Affairs.

Research Interests:
My teaching and research cover American politics, focusing on public opinion, communication, psychology, and research methods. This year, I am teaching American Politics, Public Opinion, and Congress. My research has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals in political science, communication, and psychology. This work often involves communication experiments, measurement innovation, and the intersection of politics with aggression in the U.S. and abroad. My next big project is a new book linking voting and violence during and after the American Civil War.

In the next year, I plan to work with Moot Court, pre-law advising, and the Midwest Matters poll at MC, and I will be singing with the Galesburg Community Choir in my free time.

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
Nathan P. Kalmoe. (2014). “Fueling the Fire: Violent Metaphors, Trait Aggression, and Support for Political Violence.” Political Communication, 31(4): pages TBD.

Nathan P. Kalmoe. (2014). “Trait Aggression in Two Representative U.S. Surveys: Testing the Generalizability of College Samples.” Aggressive Behavior, Published online: July 2, 2014.

Joshua R. Gubler, Nathan P. Kalmoe, & David A. Wood. (2014). “Them’s Fightin’ Words: The Effects of Violent Rhetoric on Ethical Decision Making in Business.” Journal of Business Ethics. Published online: July 2, 2014.

Nathan P. Kalmoe. (2013). “From Fistfights to Firefights: Trait Aggression and Support for State Violence.” Political Behavior, 35(2): 311-330.

Nathan P. Kalmoe & Spencer Piston. (2013). “Is Implicit Prejudice Against Blacks Politically Consequential? Evidence from the AMP.” Public Opinion Quarterly, 77(1): 305-322.

Courses Taught:
POLS-103 American Politics
POLS-210 Public Opinion

Ph.D. University of Michigan 2012
B.A. University of Wisconsin 2005

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 332 Ctr for Sci & Busi