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"


My research focuses on issues related to citizen competence. I am working on several projects that examine political knowledge and citizens’ attention to politics, with an emphasis on how different features of media coverage affect learning and policy attitudes. In addition, I have variety of papers that investigate the persuasive effects of elite political rhetoric.


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.