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Nathan Kalmoe

Academic Biography:
I’m in my second year at Monmouth College as an assistant professor of political science. 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, Political Psychology, and Senior Seminar. 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 partisanshipand violence during and after the American Civil War.

This year, I'm working on Moot Court, pre-law advising, the Midwest Matters poll at MC, and serving as interim department chair, and I am singing with the Galesburg Community Choir.

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
Nathan P. Kalmoe & Kimberly Gross. Forthcoming. “Cueing Patriotism, Prejudice, & Partisanship in the Age of Obama: Experimental Tests of U.S. Flag Imagery Effects in Presidential Elections.” Political Psychology. Early view online: Oct. 21, 2015.

Joshua R. Gubler & Nathan P. Kalmoe. 2015. “Violent Rhetoric in Protracted Group Conflicts: Experimental Evidence from India and Israel.” Political Research Quarterly, 68(4): 651-664.

Joshua R. Gubler, Nathan P. Kalmoe, & David A. Wood. 2015. “Them’s Fightin’ Words: The Effects of Violent Rhetoric on Ethical Decision Making in Business.” Journal of Business Ethics, 130(3): 705-716.

Nathan P. Kalmoe. 2015. “Trait Aggression in Two Representative U.S. Surveys: Testing the Generalizability of College Samples.” Aggressive Behavior, 41(2): 171-188.

Nathan P. Kalmoe. 2014. “Fueling the Fire: Violent Metaphors, Trait Aggression, and Support for Political Violence.” Political Communication, 31(4): 545-563.

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

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

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