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FACULTY PROMOTION
Congratulations to Dr. Alison Dagnes for her promotion to the rank of full Professor, effective Fall 2013!

PI ALPHA ALPHA
HONOR SOCIETY
Shippensburg chapter received a top honor from NASSPA. For more, click here.

PI SIGMA ALPHA
NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Congratulations to the Shippensburg University Theta Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha for winning the 2011/2012 Chapter of the Year Award!  For more, click here.
  

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Contact Information

Political Science Department
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1718

Laurie Stader
Department Administrator

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 Alison Dagnes, Ph.D.

Dagnes1 
Professor
addagn@ship.edu
417 Grove Hall
(717) 477-1754

OFFICE HOURS: Spring 2015
Mon. 12:00 - 1:30
Tue. 12:00-1:30
Wed. 12:00-13:30
and by appointment




Degrees

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Political Science), 2003
B.A., St. Lawrence University (Government), 1991

Research Interests

  • American political institutions and behavior
  • American political media
  • Ideology in political satire

Courses

  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Public Opinion and Political Media
  • The Presidency
  • Interest Groups
  • Legislative Process
  • Political Parties & Elections
  • Women and Politics
  • American Political Thought
  • Honors U.S. Government
  • Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar on Campaigns & Elections
  • Political Satire
  • Two Capitals: Experiential Learning in Harrisburg and Washington

Dr. Dagnes' C.V.

Profile 

Dr. Alison Dagnes is in her ninth year in the Political Science Department of Shippensburg University. She teaches courses on American political behavior. 

Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News On American Politics, Dr. Dagnes' book on the effects of the media on American politics was published in 2010.  She does research on political scandal, and Sex Scandals in American Politics examines this topic specifically. A second volume that more broadly examines political scandal was published in 2013. 

Dr. Dagnes' primary research interests concern the American political media system with special attention toward political ideology. Her latest book, A Conservative Walks Into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor was published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. Presently, she is continuing research into popular culture.

Prior to receiving her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dr. Dagnes was a producer for C-SPAN in Washington, D.C.