Tim Vercellotti


Ph.D., political science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., journalism, Columbia University
B.A., political science, University of Notre Dame


Tim Vercellotti joined the Department of History and Political Science in Fall 2008. He  directs the Polling Institute at Western New England University and Western New England's London summer program. He previously directed survey research centers at Rutgers University and Elon University. His research interests include youth political efficacy, the role of emotions in forming policy attitudes, and election administration. Prior to earning his doctorate, Vercellotti covered state and local government and politics as a daily newspaper reporter in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

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Courses Taught

American Government
First Year Seminar
Honors Seminar on Politics and Propaganda
Media and Politics
Political Behavior
Political Polling
Research Methods
Introduction to Political Theory
Public Opinion, Survey Research, and the Law
Black and Latino Politics in the U.S.
Campaign Advertising
Senior Seminar in Political Science
Culture of English Villages in Fact and Fiction
Introduction to London and the Home Counties
British Media and Politics (taught in the University's London Summer Program)
National Identity in the U.K. (taught in the University's London Summer Program)