Associate Professor of Political ScienceDirector of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science

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Dr. Geoffrey Sheagley is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2013 in the fields of American politics and political methodology. He is an expert in the areas of public opinion, political parties, and survey and experimental methods. His research focuses on topics such as how members of the public form beliefs and evaluations of elected officials, the criteria voters use when picking between candidates running for office, and how the partisanship of individuals shapes their views of elections. He has published peer-reviewed articles in a variety of journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics. He is also an editorial board member at Legislative Studies Quarterly. Dr. Sheagley teaches courses on public opinion, survey research methods, and political psychology.

  • Ph.D, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2013
  • MA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2010
  • BA, University of Minnesota-Morris, 2006
Areas of Expertise
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Parties
  • Survey & Experimental Methods
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • School of Public and International Affairs, Excellence in Research Award, 2023
Research Interests
  • Opinion Formation
  • Candidate Evaluation
  • Partisanship
  • Electoral Integrity
  • Survey & Experimental Methods
Selected Publications
  • Sheagley, Geoffrey and Scott Clifford. 2023. “No Evidence that Measuring Moderators Alters Treatment Effects.” American Journal of Political Science
  • Dancey, Logan, John Henderson, and Geoffrey Sheagley. 2023. “The Personal Vote in a Polarized Era.” American Journal of Political Science
  • Carlos, Roberto, Geoffrey Sheagley, and Karlee Taylor. 2023. Tolerance for the Free Speech of Outgroup Partisans.” PS: Political Science & Politics, 56(2): 240-244.
  • Sheagley, Geoffrey and Adriano Udani. 2021. “Multiple Meanings? The Link Between Partisanship and Definitions of Voter Fraud.” Electoral Studies, 69.