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About Christopher Devine

Dr. Devine is an assistant professor for the Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton. His teaching and research interests include campaigns and elections, political parties, public opinion, ideology, political psychology, constitutional law, and the U.S. presidency and vice presidency. He is the co-author, with Kyle C. Kopko, of The VP Advantage: How Running Mates Influence Home State Voting in Presidential Elections (Manchester University Press, 2016). Devine’s research on this and other topics has been published in academic journals including Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Electoral Studies, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Perspectives on Politics.

Devine and Kopko’s research on vice presidential candidates has been featured in major media outlets including NPR; CNN; Fox News; Canadian Broadcasting Corp.; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; Los Angeles Times; The Philadelphia Enquirer; RealClearPolitics; Huffington Post; Ozy; Bloomberg View; US News & World Report; and Yahoo! News. Additionally, Devine’s co-authored research on the Presidential Medal of Freedom has been featured in The New York Times. Devine and Kopko also have authored several pieces for popular media outlets, including Time, Politico Magazine, the Conversation, and The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.


2016 - Present Assistant Professor, University of Dayton Department of Political Science

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2011 Ph.D, The Ohio State University ‐ Political Science
2008 MA, The Ohio State University ‐ Political Science
2006 BA, Connecticut College ‐ Government and English

Contact Information

St. Joseph Hall, 2nd Floor
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

Office Phone: 937-229-2772

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