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Department of Public & Environmental Affairs

Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk
Assistant Professor of Political Science
MAC B319

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

Education: 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)

Current Research: I am currently working on research papers that examine (1) the influence of individual personality traits and psychological dispositions on political and civic participation, (2) the influence of campaigns during mayoral elections, and (3) the determinants of campaign spending across local elections. To date, my research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Journal of Elections, Public, Opinion & Parties, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly.


  • American Government and Politics (Pol Sci 101)
  • Introduction to Public Policy (Pol Sci/Pu En Af 202)
  • Social Science Statistics (Comm Sci 205).