CPOR Faculty and Staff

Dr. Steven Smallpage

Dr. Steven Smallpage

Associate Professor of Political Science and CPOR Director

Broadly speaking, my expertise is in how people (especially Americans) think about politics. In this way, my main areas of concern are both political psychology and political philosophy. I have published extensively in the field of American political psychology; while this field is often heavily quantitative, it nevertheless has considerable philosophical importance.

My research agenda so far has focused on the factors that drive people to believe in conspiracy theories. In the American context, the factors are largely two: partisanship and political suspicion. My research agenda has evolved to include numerous aspects of partisanship, including political tolerance, political polarization, and political values. My research agenda has also evolved in the other direction: the philosophy of political suspicion or political (dis)trust.

  • PhD, political science, Michigan State University
  • MA, political theory and Jewish studies, The University of Toronto
  • BA, political science, American University, Washington, D.C.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Robert Askew

Dr. Robert Askew

Associate Professor of Psychology

Robert Askew, PhD, is a quantitative psychologist and epidemiologist whose research focuses on the measurement of distinct facets of physical and mental health through the application of latent variable modeling techniques.

  • PhD, psychology, University of Washington
  • M.P.H., epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health
  • BA, international studies and art history, Southwestern University

Email: [email protected]

Joshua Eckroth

Dr. Joshua Eckroth

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Eckroth earned his PhD from The Ohio State University in the areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, focusing on abductive reasoning and metareasoning.

  • PhD, computer science, The Ohio State University
  • MS, computer science, The Ohio State University
  • BS, computer science, Humboldt State University
  • BA, mathematics, Humboldt State University

Email: [email protected]

Kelly B. Smith

Dr. Kelly B. Smith

Areas of specialty include state politics and public policy. Research focuses on American politics with a particular emphasis on the relationship among state legislative politics, bureaucratic politics and democratic governance.

  • PhD, political science, Brown University
  • MA, political science, Brown University
  • BA, political science, Providence College

Email: [email protected]

Glenna Roof

Glenna Roof

Administrative Support

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