Jennifer Jerit


Dept. of Political Science

Stony Brook University

Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, 7th Floor

Stony Brook, NY 11794

Office: 631.632.3267

Email:  jennifer.jerit "at"


I conduct research on various topics from the fields of political psychology and political communication. I am particularly interested in the features of news coverage that influence whether people learn about politics. Several of my current projects examine best practices for the measurement of public opinion through survey and experimental methods.


Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2002. Principle research and teaching interests are in American politics, public opinion, political psychology, political communication, and experimental methodology.