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Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Ph.D., New York University
Email: lcormack@stevens.edu


Lindsey Cormack
I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Letters and Director of the Diplomacy Lab at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. I specialize in American politics, specifically strategic political communication, congressional politics, public opinion, and women in politics. The majority of research relies on an originally collected dataset of all official e-newsletters hosted at DCinbox. My current projects focus on isolating different legislator, electorate, and situational considerations that drive strategic communication choices of U.S. legislators.

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, New York University, 2014

Committee: Sanford Gordon, Jonathan Nagler, Howard Rosenthal
Dissertation: "Legislator Controlled Information Revelation in Constituent Communications"

M.A., Political Science, New York University, 2010

B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas, 2007

Research

Publications

"DCinbox Capturing Every Congressional Constituent E-newsletter from 2009 Onwards", 2017 The Legislative Scholar

"Gender and vote revelation strategy in the United States Congress", 2016 Journal of Gender Studies

"Extremity in Congress: Communications versus Votes", 2016 Legislative Studies Quarterly

"Congressional e-newsletters reveal range of views on Iran deal", The Hill September 22, 2015

"The Ebola outbreak generated greater response from Republican lawmakers", The Washington Post November 14, 2014

Working Papers and Book Project

"The Company You Keep: The Name-Dropping Networks of Congress"
ABSTRACT , PDF

"Book Project: Congressional Communications in the Era of Presidential Contempt"
ABSTRACT , PDF

"Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Connections to Increase Voter Participation in Low Salience Elections"
ABSTRACT , PDF

Research Interests

American Politics, Congress, Political Communication, Veterans Politics, Women in Politics, Text Analysis, Public Opinion, Political Polarization, Representation, Public Policy

Conference Presentations

"The Name Dropping Connections of Congress," PDF SPSA Annual Meeting, 2017.

"The Anti-Obama Congress: Official Communications," PDF SPSA Annual Meeting, 2016.

"Sins of Omission: Legislator (Mis)Representation in Constituent Communications," ABSTRACT , PDF APSA Annual Meeting, 2013.

"Strategic Position Revelation in the US Congress: How Legislators Communicate Vote Choice to Constituents," MPSA Annual Meeting, 2013.

"Communicated Ideal Points Via Vote Revelation in Congress," APSA Annual Meeting, August 2012.

"Speak to Me: Do Members of Congress Communicate to Their Constituents with Ideological Language?," MPSA Annual Meeting, 2011.

"Comparing Opinions and Preferences Across States and Regions: The Fallacy of Using Ideological Responses," with Jonathan Nagler APSA Annual National Conference, 2010

"Comparing Opinions and Preferences Across States and Regions: The Fallacy of Using Ideological Responses," MPSA Annual National Conference, 2010

Teaching

U.S. Congress, Stevens Institute of Technology Fall 2017

Introduction to Political Science I: National Government, Stevens Institute of Technology Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Special Topics: Women in Politics, Stevens Institute of Technology Spring 2017

Pinnacle Scholars Seminar I: Global Security, Stevens Institute of Technology Fall 2015

U.S. Foreign Policy, Stevens Institute of Technology Fall 2015

Foundations in Technology & Policy, (Graduate) Stevens Institute of Technology Spring 2015, 2016

Public Policy Analysis, Stevens Institute of Technology Spring 2015

Introduction to Political Science II: Judicial Process, Stevens Institute of Technology Spring 2015, 2016, 2017

Modern US Presidency and the Legislative Process, Stevens Institute of Technology, Fall 2014

Introduction to American Politics, Yeshiva University, Spring 2014

The Teachable Art of Governing, Adjunct with Governor David Paterson, New York University, Fall 2011

Power and Politics, Teaching Assistant, New York University, Fall 2010


Earlier teaching

Debate and Argumentation, Instructor, Capitol Debate, 2007-2008
Debate and Argumentation, Instructor, University of Kansas, Summer 2007
Debate and Argumentation, Instructor, Blue Valley North High School, 2005-2007

Work Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2014-2015
Adjunct Professor, Yeshiva University 2014
Research Assistant to Governor David Paterson, Spring-Summer 2011
Research Assistant to Jonathan Nagler, 2009, 2010

Contact

Lindsey Cormack
College of Arts and Letters
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken NJ 07030-5991

Office: Morton 318
Email: lcormack@stevens.edu
Web: lindseycormack.com

References

Sanford Gordon
Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
Email: sanford.gordon@nyu.edu ; Tel: +1 212 998 3708

Jonathan Nagler
Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
Email: jonathan.nagler@nyu.edu; Tel: +1 212 992 9676

Howard Rosenthal
Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
Email: howardrosenthal@nyu.edu; Tel: +1 212 998 8512

Patrick Egan
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
Email: pat.egan@nyu.edu; Tel: +1 212 992 8078

Anna Harvey
Associate Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
Email: anna.harvey@nyu.edu; Tel: +1 212 998 3709