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Brian Calfano is Associate Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University. In 2013, he became policy advisor for the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.

He earned his Ph.D. in political science 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 U: Missouri State University's campus radio station.

 

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 Donald Green's field experiments workshop at Yale University in 2010.


           Current Work & Research:

      Calfano's current research examines media effects on political behavior at mass and elite levels in the US, Europe, and Middle East using various experimental design approaches:


             2014 Los Angeles Program:

       Summer 2014 short-term study away program to Los Angeles.

 

  Study away application form.




                    MSU Press-Politics Certificate Program

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The Press-Politics Certificate Program officially launched in August 2013. 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. Affiliated faculty are located in three departments: 1) Political Science, 2) Communication, and 3) Media, Journalism, and Film. 

 


"I recommend him to others." PLS 101 Student, SP12 - "Very fun and easygoing class. Helpful information and well organized." PLS 101 Student, SP12 - "Hilarious person...tries not to be biased, but still is." PLS 101 Student, SP12 - "Class went way beyond my expectations. Excellent Instructor!" PLS 101 Student, SP12 - "Greatest PLS teacher in the history of PLS teachers." PLS 101 Student, SP12 - "He is very funny and actually gets people to listen. He treats us like adults and tries to make people care. However, the class was a bit scattered." PLS 101 Student, SP12 - "Too many assignments at once at end." PLS 319 Student, SP12 - "Great teacher, great class!" PLS 319 Student, SP12 - "Very innovative class—interesting spin on political science. Class is unlike any I've taken before." PLS 319 Student, SP12


 

 

Office Hours:

Dr. Calfano is in Los Angeles most of the time through the end of 2014.  Appointments may always be scheduled at times mutually convenient to both parties. Please e-mail Dr. Calfano to set-up a time.

Brian R. Calfano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
briancalfano@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

P: 417-836-8574
F: 417-836-6655