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J. Bryan Cole

Justin Kirkland

Instructional Assistant Professor
PGH 381

Research Interests

American Politics
Voting Behavior
Public Opinion 
Religion and Politics 

Complete CV

Biographical Summary

J. Bryan Cole is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science where he teaches POLS 1336 – US and Texas Constitutional Politics and POLS 1337 – US Federal Government Institutions. His research interests in American politics include political participation, especially elections and voter turnout and behavior. He is also interested in public opinion and religion in politics. His current research concerns the extent to which citizens respond to easier voter registration laws like election day registration.Education

Ph.D., Political Science, The Ohio State University 
M.A., Political Science, The Ohio State University
B.A., Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi

Selected Publications

“Strategic Campaigning, Closeness, and Voter Mobilization in U.S. Presidential Elections." Electoral Studies. 30 (June 2011): 344-352. With Damon M. Cann.