Curriculum Vitae

            for Jason Barabas

 

Department of Political Science

Stony Brook University

Social & Behavioral Sciences, 7th Floor

Stony Brook, NY 11794

631-632-4304 (office)

631-632-4116 (fax)

jason.barabas "at" stonybrook.edu

 

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowhship, 2004-2006, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Harvard University

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2001, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University

Ph.D., 2000, Political Science, Northwestern University

B.A., 1993, Government, Dartmouth College 

 

Academic Employment History

2017 to present      Director, Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP)
2015 to present      Professor, Stony Brook University
2013 to 2015          Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
2009 to 2013             Associate Professor, Florida State University
2006 to 2009          Assistant Professor, Florida State University
2001 to 2006          Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University

 

Journal Publications

Jerit, Jennifer, and Jason Barabas. 2017. "Revisiting the Gender Gap in Political Knowledge." Political Behavior. Forthcoming. [PDF] 

Barabas, Jason. 2016. "Democracy's Denominator: Reassessing Responsiveness with Public Opinion on the National Policy Agenda." Public Opinion Quarterly 80 (Summer): 437-59. [PDF]

Jerit, Jennifer, Jason Barabas, William Pollock, Susan Banducci, Martijn Schoonvelde, and Daniel Stevens. 2016. "Manipulated vs. Measured: Using and Experimental Benchmark to Investigate the Performance of Self-Reported Media Exposure." Communication Methods and Measures 10 (2-3): 99-114. [PDF] 

Pollock, William, Jason Barabas, Jennifer Jerit, Martijn Schoonvelde, Susan Banducci, and Daniel Stevens. 2015. "Studying Media Events in the European Social Surveys Across Research Designs, Countries, Time, Issues, and Outcomes." European Political Science 14: 394-421. [PDF] 

Barabas, Jason, Jennifer Jerit, William Pollock, and Carlisle Rainey. 2014. "The Question(s) of Political Knowledge." American Political Science Review 108 (November): 840-55. [PDF]

Jerit, Jennifer, Jason Barabas, and Scott Clifford. 2013. "Comparing Contemporaneous Laboratory and Field Experiments on Media Effects." Public Opinion Quarterly 77 (Spring): 256-82. [PDF]

Jerit, Jennifer, and Jason Barabas. 2012. "Partisan Perceptual Bias and the Information Environment." Journal of Politics 74 (July): 672-84. [PDF]

Barabas, Jason, and Jennifer Jerit. 2010. "Are Survey Experiments Externally Valid?" American Political Science Review 104 (May): 226-42. [PDF] 

 

Barabas, Jason, and Jennifer Jerit. 2009. "Estimating the Causal Effects of Media Coverage on Policy-Specific Knowledge." American Journal of Political Science 53 (Jan.): 73-89. [PDF]

 

Barabas, Jason. 2009. "Not the Next IRA: How Health Savings Accounts Shape Public Opinion." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 34 (April): 181-217. [PDF]

 

Barabas, Jason. 2008. "Presidential Policy Initiatives: How the Public Learns about State of the Union Proposals from the Mass Media." Presidential Studies Quarterly 38 (June): 195-222. [PDF]

 

Jerit, Jennifer, Jason Barabas, and Toby Bolsen. 2006. "Citizens, Knowledge, and the Information Environment." American Journal of Political Science 50 (April): 266-82. [PDF]

 

Barabas, Jason. 2006. "Rational Exuberance: The Stock Market and Public Support for Social Security Privatization." Journal of Politics 68 (February): 50-61. [PDF]

 

Jerit, Jennifer, and Jason Barabas. 2006. "Bankrupt Rhetoric: How Misleading Information Affects Knowledge about Social Security." Public Opinion Quarterly 70 (Fall): 278-303. [PDF]

 

Barabas, Jason. 2004. "How Deliberation Affects Policy Opinions." American Political Science Review 98 (Nov.): 687-701. [PDF]

           

Barabas, Jason, and Jennifer Jerit. 2004. "Redistricting Principles and Racial Representation." State Politics and Policy Quarterly 4 (Winter): 415-35. [PDF]

 

Barabas, Jason. 2002. "Another Look at the Measurement of Political Knowledge." Political Analysis 10 (Spring): 209. [PDF]

 

Cook, Fay Lomax, Jason Barabas, and Benjamin I. Page. 2002. "Invoking Public Opinion: Policy Elites and Social Security." Public Opinion Quarterly 66 (Summer): 235-64. [PDF]

 

Page, Benjamin I., and Jason Barabas. 2000. "Foreign Policy Gaps between Citizens and Leaders." International Studies Quarterly 44: 339-64. [PDF]

 

Book Chapters and Other Publications


"Social Security Knowledge," in Consumer Knowledge and Financial Decisions, ed. D. Lambin, Springer Press (2012): 217-38. [PDF]

"Public Opinion, the Media, and Economic Well-Being," in Oxford Handbook of Public Opinion and the Mass Media, eds. Robert Y. Shapiro and Lawrence C. Jacobs. New York: Oxford University Press (2011): 589-604. [PDF]

"Exposure Measures and Content Analysis in Media Effects Studies," with Jennifer Jerit. In Oxford Handbook of Public Opinion and the Mass Media, eds. Robert Y. Shapiro and Lawrence C. Jacobs. New York: Oxford University Press (2011): 139-55. [PDF]

 

"Political Knowledge," in Polling America:  An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, eds. S. Best and B. Radcliff. Westport, CT:  Greenwood. (2005): 538-43 with Jennifer Jerit. [PDF]

 

"Virtual Deliberation: Knowledge from Online Interaction versus Ordinary Discussion," in Democracy Online, ed. Peter Shane. New York: Routledge (2004): 239-52. [PDF]

 

"Social Security," in Public Opinion and Polling around the World, ed. John G. Geer. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (2004): 344-52. [PDF] 

 

"Health Care," in Public Opinion and Polling around the World, ed. John G. Geer. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (2004): 260-67 with Jennifer Jerit. [PDF]

 

"Policy Elites Invoke Public Opinion: Polls, Policy Debates and the Future of Social Security," in Navigating Public Opinion: Polls, Policy, and the Future of American Democracy, with Fay Lomax Cook and Benjamin I. Page, edited by Jeff Manza, Fay Lomax Cook, and Benjamin I. Page. New York: Oxford University Press (2002): 141-70. [PDF]

 

 Book Reviews
American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction by Adam Seth Levine, co-authored review with John V. Kane in Journal of Politics, 2015. [PDF]
American Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Policy in Congress: What the Public Wants and What It Gets by Paul Burstein in Perspectives on Politics, 2015. [PDF]

How Do You Know? The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge by Russell Hardin in Political Psychology, 2010. [PDF] 

 

Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy by Diana C. Mutz in the Journal of Politics, 2007. [PDF]

 
Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
University Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University, 2012.

Best Paper, Experimental Section, American Political Science Association, 2012.

Roberta Sigel Award for the Best Paper Presented at the International Society for Political Psychology Meetings, with Scott Clifford and Jennifer Jerit, 2012.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grant, "Advancing Understanding in News Information: Political Knowledge and Media Systems Research," with Susan Banducci, Dan Stevens, and Jennifer Jerit. Recommended for funding in 2012 ($319,275).

Florida Department of Transportation Grant, "Customer Survey Research Analysis: Improving Representation in FDOT Customer Surveys," with Mary Stutzman, 2012 ($30,800). 

National Science Foundation, "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement for Studying Media Effects with a New Approach and Improved Data," with Jennifer Jerit, 2010, ($55,674). 
 

Roberta Sigel Award for the Best Paper Presented at the International Society for Political Psychology Meetings, with Jennifer Jerit, 2009.

 

National Science Foundation Grant, "Studying Media Effects with a New Approach and Improved Data," with Jennifer Jerit, 2008-2010, ($239,700).

 

Florida State University, Council on Research and Creativity, Cornerstone Grant, "Laboratory, Survey, and Field Experiments Testing Voter Turnout Mobilization Messages" with J. Jerit, R. Jackson, C. Barrilleaux, R. Crew, C. Maestas, J. Grosser, and C. Schmertmann, 2008-2010, ($100,000).

 

Associate Faculty Member, The Pepper Center on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University, 2008.

 

Elected to be a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, 2007.

 

Florida State University, Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS), 2007, "The Effects of the Fairness Doctrine on Media Broadcast Diversity," ($13,000 with student support).

 

Florida State University, First Year Assistant Professor Award, "The Policy Feedback Effects of Health Savings Accounts," 2006, ($16,000).

 

Time-sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS), 2006, National Science Foundation funded project to field survey questions on a Knowledge Networks multi-investigator data collection platform (approximate value of data collection: $15,000) for "Exploring the External Validity of Treatments in Survey-Based Experiments."
 

Florida State University, Planning Grant, "A Pilot Study to Test Theories of Information Updating and the External Validity of Survey-Based Experiments using the 2007 Medicare Trustees Report," 2006-2007 ($12,000).

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, Harvard University, 2004-2006 ($170,000 over two years).

 

Finalist, Robert H. Durr Award for the best application of quantitative methods to a substantive problem, Midwest Political Science Association, 2002.


Co-Winner, Heinz Dissertation of the Year Award, National Academy of Social Insurance, 2001.


Fellow, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University, 2000-2001 ($50,000).

 

Classes and Teaching Interests

Advanced Statistics and Research Methods             

Causal Inference

Multilevel Models

Politics of Investing and Privatization

Statistics for Health Policy Research                         

Politics and the Mass Media
Health Policy Analysis                                               

Politics and Public Policy
Health Care Regulation                                             

Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
Political Behavior                                                       

Introduction to the Discipline-Methods
Political Deliberation 
Information, the Media, and Democracy
The Legislative Process
Opinions, Policies, and Democratic Responsiveness


Journal Reviewer
American Political Science Review 

American Journal of Political Science
Journal of Politics

Public Opinion Quarterly
Political Psychology

Political Behavior
British Journal of Political Science

State Politics and Policy Quarterly
Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics
Health Affairs

International Journal of Public Opinion Research
American Politics Research

Political Research Quarterly

International Studies Quarterly
Crime and Delinquency

Perspectives on Politics
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Social Science Quarterly
Policy Studies Journal


Grant/Fellowship Reviewer
National Science Foundation
National Academy of Social Insurance


Conference Discussant/Chair
American Political Science Association,

Canadian Political Science Association

International Society for Political Psychology

Midwest Political Science Association

 

Conference Section Head
Midwest Political Science Association, Political Communication and Mass Media

International Society for Political Psychology, Political Behavior and Electoral Decision Making

Southern Political Science Association, Media and Politics