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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 established a chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public administration majors and MPA students. 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.

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

OFFICE HOURS SPRING 2014
Mon. 11:00-12:00
Tue. 1:00-3:00
Wed. 11:00-2:00

 


COURSES SPRING 2014

PLS 100 US Government and Politics
 Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-9:50
 Heiges 230
PLS 100 US Government and Politics Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00-10:50
 Heiges 230
PLS 322 Interest Groups / American Society
 Tue/Thu 9:30-10:45
 Heiges 230
PLS 391 Sel. Topics: Political Satire In America
 Wed 6:30-9:15
 Grove 406



courses taught:  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
   
research interests:  American political institutions and behavior
  American political media
  Ideology in politcal satire
   
DEGREES:  Ph.D., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst (Political Science), 2003
  B.A., St. Lawrence Univ. (Government), 1991
   

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 is due out in 2013. 

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