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.
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:
In August 2013, he became a policy advisor and researcher for the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.
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.
Dr. Calfano is in Los Angeles most of the time through the end of 2013. Appointments may always be scheduled at times mutually convenient to both parties. Please e-mail Dr. Calfano to set-up a time.