Lecturer, Department of Political Science

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. French graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in Economics in 2012, SUNY Potsdam with an MsED in Curriculum & Instruction in 2015, and Syracuse University with a PhD in Political Science in the  fall of 2022. He teaches Public Opinion & Political Psychology courses at the University of Georgia and previously taught high school social studies. Dr. French’s research employs survey experiments and other experimental methods to answer questions regarding judicial legitimacy, American attitudes toward international conflict, and public misperceptions about political matters.

  • PhD, Syracuse University, Political Science, 2022
  • MA, Syracuse University, Political Science
  • MsED, State University of New York at Potsdam, Curriculum & Instruction, 2015
  • BA, St. Lawrence University, Economics & Canadian Studies with a minor in Government, 2012
Areas of Expertise
  • Public Opinion
  • Rational Irrationality
  • Political Ignorance
  • Experimental Methods
  • Unorthodox Ideologies
  • Risk Orientation
Selected Publications

Forthcoming: “Commitment Tactics in Comparison: US Public Opinion and Alliance Policy” (With Dr. Erik French)

“One Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch: Kavanaugh and Change in Institutional Support for the Supreme Court”- Social Science Quarterly, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12983

Mechanisms, measurements, and manifestations in evaluating the effects of confirmation hearings on Supreme Court legitimacy- Social Science Quarterly, 2022 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ssqu.13194