Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk

Associate Professor

MAC B303


B.A and B.S., Political Science and Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude, with distinction in the major), University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (2007); M.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2009); Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2013)


  • A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Elections: Empowering Democracy in America. 2015. (with Costas Panagopoulos). New York: Routledge.
  • "Genes, Personality Traits, and the Sense of Civic Duty" (with Christopher T. Dawes, New York University). Forthcoming. American Politics Research.
  • "The Relationship between Genes, Personality Traits, and Political Interest." (with Christopher T. Dawes, New Your University). Forthcoming. Political Research Quarterly.
  • ''Convention Effects: Examining the Impact of National Presidential Nominating Conventions on Information, Preferences, and Behavioral Intentions.'' Forthcoming. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. (with Costas Panagopoulos).
  • ''Conventional Wisdom: Political Learning During Presidential Nominating Conventions.'' Forthcoming. Presidential Studies Quarterly.
  • ''Big Five Personality Traits, Political Participation, and Civic Engagement:  Evidence from 24 Countries.'' Forthcoming. Social Science Quarterly.
  • ''Political Trust in the American States.'' State and Local Government Review. Forthcoming 2015. (with David Helpap).
  • ''Personality, Negativity, and Political Participation.'' Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 2014. 2(1): 164-182. (with Costas Panagopoulos).
  • ''Campaign Field Offices and Voter Mobilization in 2012.'' Presidential Studies Quarterly. 2015. 45(3): 573-580.
  • ''Money, Candidates, and Mayoral Elections.'' Electoral Studies. 2014. 35: 292-302. (with Thomas M. Holbrook).
  • ''The Determinants of Campaign Spending in Mayoral Elections.'' State and Local Government Review. 2014. 46(1): 13-27. (with Thomas M. Holbrook).
  • ''Campaigns, Mobilization, and Turnout in Mayoral Elections.'' Political Research Quarterly. 2014. 67(1): 42-55. (with Thomas M. Holbrook).
  • ''Polarization, Ideology, and Vote Choice in U.S. Congressional Elections.'' Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. 2014. 24(1): 73-89.
  • ''Partisanship and Voting Behavior: An Update.'' Presidential Studies Quarterly. 2013. 43(3): 607-617.
  • 'Personality Traits and the Sense of Civic Duty.'' American Politics Research. 2014. 42(1): 90-113.
  • ''Partisan Pocketbooks: The Politics of Personal Financial Evaluations.'' Social Science Quarterly. 2012. 93(4): 968-987.
  • ''The Conditional Effects of Competing Messages During Presidential Nominating Conventions.'' Presidential Studies Quarterly. 2012. 42(1): 161-175. (with Joseph Cera).
  • ''The Individual-Level Effects of Presidential Conventions on Candidate Evaluations.'' American Politics Research. 2012. 40(1): 3-28. (with Joseph Cera).
  • ''Bringing the President Back In: The Collapse of Lehman Brothers and the Evolution of Retrospective Voting in the 2008 Presidential Election.'' Political Research Quarterly. 2012. 65(2) 263-274. (with Thomas M. Holbrook and Clayton Clouse).
  • ''Revisiting the Political Theory of Party Identification.'' Political Behavior. 2010. 32(4): 473-494.

Fields of Interest

American Government and Politics; Political Behavior; Campaigns and Elections; Political Psychology; Voting Behavior; Political Participation; Statistics; Research Design and Methodology.

Curriculum Vitae