I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at Appalachian State University, focusing primarily on public opinion and political psychology.
My research explores the relationship between political demeanor and voter perceptions. Communicating with the public is a key function for candidates and elected officials. In doing so, demeanor represents the range of stylistic choices politicians choose among when presenting themselves to their constituents. I examine the linkage between various styles of demeanor and public attitudes toward the figures expressing them. Other areas of research experience include political knowledge, media exposure, and the relationship between psychological biases and spatial voting.
I received B.S. and M.A. degrees in political science from Florida State University in 2010 and 2012, respecively, and a Ph.D. in political science from Stony Brook University in 2018.
Dept. of Government and
Appalachian State University
Anne Belk Hall 352 D
Boone, NC 28608-2107
PollockWM -at- AppState.edu