Joshua J. Weikert, Ph.D.

Joshua J. Weikert, Ph.D., political science faculty
Title: 
Associate Faculty
Office: 
Faculty Center 31
Phone Extension: 
3678
Email Address: 
jweikert@Immaculata.edu
Education: 

Honor Graduate, Modern Standard Arabic, Defense Language Institute - Foreign Language Center, Monterey, CA
B.A., International Relations, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
M.A., Political Science, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Ph.D., Political Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Biography: 

Dr. Weikert has taught courses in American government, public policy, European politics, law and social justice, international law, politics and media, international relations, urban politics, and political analysis. He served as a research consultant for six years, providing policy analysis, polling and survey research, and institutional analysis and comparison. He has basic fluency in Spanish and modern standard Arabic.

Research Interests: 
  • American politics: Political communication, political psychology, public opinion, U.S. electoral behavior, political institutions and public policy
  • Comparative politics: Electoral systems, voting behavior
  • International relations: International law, intelligence & security studies
Presentations: 
  • Panelist, “Legalization and Decriminalization of Marijuana in Pennsylvania.” Albright College, 2015. Reading, PA.
  • Panel Chair, “Mind your Exposure: Examining the effects of News and Information.”  Midwest Political Science Association Conference, 2015. Chicago, IL.
  • Interview subject, CQ Researcher, “Latino Voters: Will They Determine the Presidency in 2016?”
  • Interview subject, CNN, “How Game of Thrones is Like American Politics.” May 24, 2014.
  • Panelist/Political Science Faculty Representative, Groundswell Rising screening, Albright College, Reading, PA. October 2014.
  • “One Campaign, Two Candidates.” Presented at the 2015 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
  • “Fugitive vs. Minimal: An Examination of Media Effects in Independents and Partisans in Three Presidential Election Contests.” Presented at the 2014 Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
  • “Media Tone and Effects in Presidential General Election Campaigns, 1996-2008.”  2011 Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
  • “Uncharted Territory: A Detailed Description and Analysis of the Media Environment During the 1996-2008 Presidential General Elections.”  Proceedings of the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
  • “Balancing Act: How Media Imbalance Affects the Electorate in Presidential Election Campaigns.” Proceedings of the 2009 Northeast Political Science Association Conference. 2009.
  • “Say Whatever You Want, Just Spell My Name Right: Feeding Frenzies & Media Effects Reconsidered.” Proceedings of the 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
  • “Racing in the Offseason: Evaluating Campaign Coverage in Off-year Elections.”  2007 Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
  • Contributing source, Christian Science Monitor, multiple stories. Author: Husna Haq.
  • Interview subject, Reading Eagle, multiple stories.  Author: Liam Migdall-Smith
  • Invited Lecture, “Intelligence Prior to 9/11 and the False Failure.” West Chester University; West Chester, PA.
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Northeastern Political Science Association
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Pi Gamma Mu
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
Awards: 
  • 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award, West Chester University Honors College
  • Dean’s Assessment Award, Albright College, 2015
  • Temple University Presidential Fellow (2005-2009)
  • Graduate Fellow, Villanova University, 2003
Dissertation: 

“Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate.”

Master's thesis:

“The Great Debate? Presidential Debates and Vote Share.”

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