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Dr. Christopher Devine

Christopher Devine is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Dayton. Professor Devine earned his B.A. in Government and English from Connecticut College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University. His dissertation, on the topic of ideological social identity, earned the Henry R. Spencer Award for the best dissertation in The Ohio State University’s Department of Political Science for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Devine’s 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 The Forum.

Devine and Kopko’s research on vice presidential candidates has been featured in major media outlets including NPR; CNN; Fox News; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; Los Angeles Times; Philadelphia Enquirer; RealClearPolitics; The Huffington Post; Ozy; Bloomberg View; and US News & World Report. 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.