Independent Minds, Working Together
Bas van Doorn

Bas van Doorn

Assistant Professor

Department/Affiliation: Political Science
Phone: 330-287-1925
Office Address: 102 Kauke
Email

Degrees

  • M.A., University of Amsterdam (American Studies) 2000
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota 2008

Courses Taught

  • PSCI 110: Introduction to U.S. National Politics
  • PSCI 211: Congress

I.S. Projects

I have supervised Independent Study projects on public opinion and the Iraq War, judicial behavior on the U.S. Supreme Court, evangelical Christianity and voting behavior, and the relationship between public opinion and political rhetoric during the Polk presidency.

Research Interests

My teaching interests are in U.S. politics, political theory, basic research methods, and on interdisciplinary subjects. At Wooster, I have taught Introduction to U.S. National Politics, Introduction to Contemporary Ideologies, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, and Leadership in the Public and Private Sectors. My research interests include political psychology, public opinion, political communication, and the presidency.