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.
- 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
- 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.
- American Political Science Association
- Midwest Political Science Association
- Northeastern Political Science Association
- Pi Sigma Alpha
- Pi Gamma Mu
- Golden Key International Honour Society
- 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
“Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate.”
“The Great Debate? Presidential Debates and Vote Share.”