Nyron N. Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Faculty Affiliate in the Behavioral Foundations Lab and the Center for Regional Politics in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University.
Dr. Crawford’s teaching and research activities are in American politics, with an interest in the psychology of political behavior, experimental and survey methods, public opinion, and urban politics and problems. His current research focuses on identity and group-based behavior, cognitive processes in political judgments, and individual/institutional accountability. Prior to joining Temple, Professor Crawford was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a fellow in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, and an affiliate with the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network.
Alexandra Guisinger is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a Behavioral Foundations Lab Faculty Affiliate.
Dr. Guisinger’s research broadly considers domestic and international reactions to countries’ trade, capital, and exchange rate policies. Her current research on public opinion and foreign policy focuses on how and when voters form opinions and when those opinions matter. In her book American Opinion on Trade (Oxford 2017), she identifies previously overlooked sources of protectionist sentiment such as gender and race-based employment concerns and race-based ideas about which groups deserve redistribution. Her research has been published in the journals International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy Analysis, and the Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy.
Michael Hagen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a Behavioral Foundations Lab Faculty Affiliate.
Dr. Hagen’s current research focuses on the conduct and consequences of campaigns and elections in Pennsylvania and the United States, and on the politics of civil rights. Hagen teaches courses on American politics, public opinion and elections, voting rights and political participation, campaign politics and the news media, and the American presidency. He also teaches quantitative analysis and research design.
David Nickerson is a Professor of Political Science and a Behavioral Foundations Lab Faculty Affiliate.
Dr. Nickerson’s research focuses substantively on how campaigns mobilize supporters and the effectiveness of these tactics. To gain reliable estimates of campaign tactics, he also thinks about research design and data collection. Prof. Nickerson teaches courses that introduce students to research design and the basics of quantitative analysis. In 2012, Prof. Nickerson served as the Director of Experiments for the Analytics Department of President Obama’s re-election campaign. He continues to collaborate with governmental and non-governmental groups to answer practical questions about engaging constituents.