Jacob Neiheisel

PhD

Jacob Neiheisel

Jacob Neiheisel

PhD

Jacob Neiheisel

PhD

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Scholarly Interests

Political communication; election administration; religion and politics; political behavior; political parties

Contact Information

422 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8439

jacobnei@buffalo.edu

About

Jake Neiheisel is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UB. Much of his research focuses on the effects of elite communication on members of the mass public. His work has appeared in such outlets as the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research QuarterlyPolitical Communication, Public Administration Review and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He earned his MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his BA at Denison University, where he also served as a visiting assistant professor during the 2013-2014 academic year. He joined the department in the fall of 2014.

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • MA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
  • BA, Political Science, Denison University, 2007

Current Research

Political communication; election administration; religion and politics; political behavior; political parties

Courses Taught

  • PSC101: Introduction to American Politics
  • PSC307: Political Parties
  • PSC317: Environmental Politics
  • PSC319: Mass Media in American Politics
  • PSC505: American Politics (Graduate)
  • PSC563: Political Parties (Graduate)
  • PSC634: Psychological Theories of Politics (Graduate)
  • PSC731: Empirical Political Frontiers (Graduate Experimental Design and Analysis)

Selected Publications

  • Djupe, Paul A., Jacob R. Neiheisel, and Anand E. Sokhey. (2018). “Reconsidering the Role of Politics in Leaving Congregations: The Importance of Affiliation." American Journal of Political Science Vol. 62(1): 161-175.
  • Neiheisel, Jacob R., and Paul A Djupe. (2017). “Censor Morum? The 17th Amendment, State-Level Religious Diversity, and Ideological Extremism in the Senate." Political Research Quarterly Vol. 70(1): pp. 55-67.
  • Neiheisel, Jacob R. (2016). “Reconciling Legal-Institutional and Behavioral Perspectives on Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence from Pennsylvania, 1876-1948." State Politics & Policy Quarterly Vol. 16(4): pp. 432-454.
  • Neiheisel, Jacob R. (2016). “The `L' Word: Anti-Liberal Campaign Rhetoric, Symbolic Ideology, and the Electoral Fortunes of Democratic Candidates." Political Research Quarterly Vol. 69(3): pp. 418-429.