Brian Calfano is Associate Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University. In 2013, he became a 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 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.
He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Religious Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and The American Political Science Association. From 2009-2012, Dr. Calfano was 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.
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.
Appointments may always be scheduled at times mutually convenient to both parties. Please e-mail Dr. Calfano to set-up a time.