Dr. Brian Calfano is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in 2007. Dr. Calfano is the director of The Missouri State University Poll Research Center and a coordinator of the university's new certificate program in Press-Politics (a joint curricular program featuring training for students and career professionals in statistical analysis and applied behavioral research, journalism, news writing, and media production). In addition, he is the coordinator of the graduate mentoring program for the Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, and the faculty advisor to The Growl at Missouri State University.
Calfano's current research examines media effects on political behavior at mass and elite levels in the US, Europe, and Middle East. He collaborates on field, lab, and Internet-based experimental design projects with colleagues at:
He has received research grants from the Religious Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and The American Political Science Association. Dr. Calfano is an annual speaker in the Forum of Fes (Morocco), organized by CMIESI and sponsored by King Mohammad VI. He was an ICPSR fellow at the University of Michigan in 2005, and participated in Dr. Donald Green's field experiments workshop at Yale University in 2010.
The Press-Politics Certificate Program will launch soon. The program is a joint curricular program featuring training for students and career professionals in statistical analysis and applied behavioral research, journalism, news writing, and media production.
Dr. Calfano is on campus 50+ hours per week during most of the semester and over the summer months (unless otherwise noted here). Official office hours for student consultation during the semesters are posted in the current course syllabi available on the Missouri State University Blackboard website. Appointments may always be scheduled at times mutually convenient to both parties outside of the official consultation hours. Please e-mail Dr. Calfano to set-up a time.