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Jeremy Teigen

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“It is very exciting to teach at Ramapo and work with students to analyze their own data. For many of my students, it is their first experience with real, evidence-based analysis and it has been a real pleasure and professionally fulfilling to help students put the science in political science. It does not just deepen their knowledge of politics. It arms them with skills that give them an edge in an increasingly data-driven world.

Every election year, I bring on one or two students as part-time, paid research assistants to help with an ongoing congressional election research project. Over the past few cycles, I’ve worked one-on-one with approximately a dozen students to sift through primary and secondary sources, online information and news accounts to assemble a quantitative record of our elections. These students have been proud to make the experience an important item on their résumé.”

– Jeremy Teigen is a Professor of Political Science and first joined Ramapo in 2005. For more information, please visit Jeremy’s Faculty Profile.

School of Humanities and Global Studies

Recent Publications

“The New Blue: Northern In-Migration in Southern Presidential Elections,” (with S. McKee). 2016. PS: Political Science & Politics, 49(2): 228-233.

“How our primaries got all twisted, and how N.J.’s vote counts [Opinion]” The Star-Ledger, May 15, 2016.
“These two maps are incredibly revealing about who’s voting for Trump, and why,” (with B. Arbour). Washington Post’s online politics blog, April 5, 2016.

“How Money Helps Keep Students in College: The Relationship between Family Finances, Merit-based Aid, and Retention in Higher Education,” (with A. Olbrecht & C. Romano). 2016. Journal of Student Financial Aid. 46(1): 2-16.
“Recent Veterans are more Republican than older ones. Why?” (with D. Leal). 2015. Washington Post’s online politics blog, November 11, 2015.

“Experimental Methods in Military and Veteran Studies.” 2014. In Soeters, J., Shields, P. M., and Rietjens, B. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies. New York: Routledge.
“Military Experience in Elections and Perceptions of Issue Competence: An Experimental Study with Television Ads,” 2013. Armed Forces & Society. 39(3): 415-433.

“Conventional and Distinctive Policy Preferences of Early Twenty-First-Century Veterans.” 2012. In Ortiz, S. (ed.), Veterans’ Policy, Veterans’ Politics. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

“Barack Obama’s ‘American’ Problem: Unhyphenated Americans in the 2008 Elections,” (with B. Arbour). 2011. Social Science Quarterly. 92(3): 563-587.

Awards and Accomplishments

Henry Bischoff Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013.

Fulbright Scholar, 2011.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library Foundation Grant, 2011.


Ph.D. in Government, University of Texas.
B.A. in Political Science and English Literature, University of Wisconsin.

Classes Known For

American Government
Political Science Methodology
Campaigns and Elections