Department of Political Science

Kent State University


Professor of American Politics, Public Opinion, and Research Methodology

Author of Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans (Cambridge University Press), coeditor with Paul Djupe of the forthcoming book Evangelical Crackup? The Future of the Evangelical-Republican Coalition (Temple University Press), and author and coauthor of numerous articles in journals such as, American Politics Research, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Political Science Education, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly,  PS:  Political Science and Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly

Expert available for media interviews concerning religion and politics, voting, election administration, parties, and public opinion polls

PhD 2005 University of California, Davis     claassen_cv_2.docx