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About Jason Gainous

Jason Gainous is a professor of political science. His research primarily focuses on how information technology shapes the psychology of political perception. This research has spanned the globe exploring such phenomena in the US, the Middle East, Asia, Russia, and Latin America. 

Positions

2015 Present Professor, University of Louisville Department of Political Science
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20112015 Associate Professor, University of Louisville
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20142014 Visiting Professor, Eurasian National University
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20062011 Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
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20052006 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
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20042005 Visiting Instructor, Southern Illinois University
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20022004 Lecturer, University of Florida
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Curriculum Vitae



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Honors and Awards

  • • Robert L. Lineberry Award for the best article in Social Science Quarterly for “Civic Education and Democratic Capacity: How do Teachers Teach and What Works?” with Allison M. Martens (2014)
  • • University of Louisville President’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity in the Social Sciences
  • • University of Louisville Arts & Sciences Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award in Social Sciences (2014)
  • • Trio Student Support Services Faculty of the Year Award (2014)
  • • Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, Faculty Favorite Award (2008, 2009, and 2010, 2012, 2014)
  • • Tweeting to Power was the focus of a book discussion panel at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA (2014-highest attendance at the conference)
  • • Nominated for a University of Louisville Graduate Studies’ Outstanding Mentor of a Master’s Student Award (2013)
  • • Political Research Quarterly’s 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award (2013)
  • • David Hughes Award for the best paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Political Science Association (2012)
  • • Nomination for a paper award for paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association (2012)
  • • Center for Asian Democracy, University of Louisville, Course Development Grant (2012)
  • • David Hughes Award for the best paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Political Science Association (2010)
  • • Kentucky Political Science Association Award for Recognition of Service as President of the Association (2010)
  • • Artinian Award, a travel grant from the Southern Political Science Association (2010)
  • • Faculty of the Year Award, University of Louisville, Disability Resource Center (2008)
  • • Honorary Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky (2007)
  • • American National Elections Studies, won competition to include questions on the 2007 pilot study. With co-investigators Stephen C. Craig and Michael D. Martinez.
  • • American Political Science Association best paper presented at 2004 APSA on State Politics and Policy for “Winners, Losers, and Perceived Mandates: Voter Explanations of the 1998 Gubernatorial and 2000 Presidential Elections in Florida.”
  • • The Chancellor’s List: A publication of the Who’s Who Review (2005)
  • • University of Florida Political Science Department award for best graduate paper for “Race, Values, and Attitudes about Social Welfare” (2004)
  • • Florida Political Science Association award for best graduate paper for “Congressional Actions and Public Reactions” (2003)
  • • Nominated for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award, University of Florida (2003)
  • • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida Travel Grant (2003 and 2004)
  • • American Political Science Association LGBT Caucus Nomination for best paper concerning LGBT politics for “Morality versus Personal Freedom: Citizens’ Ambivalence about Gay Rights.”
  • • American Political Science Association Travel Grant (2002)
  • • Third place at the University of Florida Graduate Symposium for “The Electronic Ballot Box: A Rational Voting Model and the Internet.” With coauthor Kevin Wagner. Spring (2002)
  • • University of Florida Graduate Student Council Travel Grant (2002, 2003, and 2004)
  • • University of Florida Summer Advancement Grant (2001 and 2002)
  • • University of Florida Division of Sponsored Research Fellowship (2000-2003)
  • • Jacqueline L. Becker Award in Political Science, Florida Atlantic University. 2000
  • • Pi Sigma Alpha, Florida Atlantic University Chapter (Induction in 2000)
  • • Golden Key National Honor Society, Florida Atlantic University Chapter (Induction in 2000)


Education

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2005 Ph. D., University of Florida ‐ Department of Political Science
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2002 M.A., University of Florida ‐ Department of Political Science
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2000 B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Florida Atlantic University ‐ Political Science
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Contact Information

Jason Gainous, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Louisville
203 Ford Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-1660

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Articles (24)

Books (2)