Chase B. Meyer

American Politics (minor in Comparative Politics)

Hometown: Temple, TX

Chase B. Meyer is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in American and Comparative politics at the University of Georgia. His research topics include ideology, elections, political parties, and electoral behavior in both the American and Comparative setting.

Before arriving at the University of Georgia, Mr. Meyer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.A. in Government and American University in Washington DC, where he earned his M.A. in Political Science. While in Washington DC, Mr. Meyer worked as an intern for members of Congress as well as for a party’s Campaign Committee. During his time at the University of Georgia, Mr. Meyer has served as a research assistant at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government as well as a Teaching Assistant at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan. He has served in the department as a teaching assistant, an undergraduate academic advisor, and an instructor for ‘Introduction to American Government’. Currently Mr. Meyer is working on his dissertation, which examines how voters perceive a candidate’s ideology and issue positions, as well as serving as in the SPIA Polling Center and as an instructor for ‘Seminar for Graduate Teaching Assistants.’ 


M.A., American University 2011, Political Science

B.A., University of Texas at Austin 2009, Government

Research Interests

While I have conducted research in numerous areas in political science, such as the U.S. Congress and the Presidency, my primary research interests are focused the impact of ideology on both candidates and political parties. Much of my research examines how voters perceive the ideology of candidates and parties, what factors contribute to voters misjudging ideology, and what factors contribute to the ideology of parties and candidates. I have examined these questions with research on elections and political parties in both American and Comparative Politics.