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  • David J. Ciuk

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Government
    717-358-5914
    Office: HAR225
    Office Hours: Wednseday and Friday, 2:00--4:00 PM

    Professional Biography

    Dr. Ciuk earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2011.  His research interests include public opinion, voting behavior, political cognition, experiments in the social sciences, and quantitative methods of analysis.  Some of professor Ciuk's recent research examines the link between core values and political attitudes, the interaction between information and partisan agreement, and the extent to which rationalization processes affect the way members of the mass public perceive political candidates.


    An updated version of his vita can be found here.

    Education

    Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

    M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006

    B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004

    Research Interests

    Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Voting Behavior, Political Values, Political Culture, Political Cognition, Attitude Structure, Information and Attitudes

    Quantitative Methods of Analysis, Scaling Methods, Survey Design, Experimental Design, Visualizing Data, Measurement

    Grants & Awards

    "A Cognitive Mapping of Groups, Policies, and Personality Traits in the American Public.”  $1,000 for internet survey data collection supported by the Committee on Grants at Franklin & Marshall College, June – August 2013.
     
    “Assessing the Stability of Value Systems in the Mass Public.”  In-kind for internet survey data collection supported by the Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS) program, September 2010.

    Publications

    Ciuk, David J. and William G. Jacoby.  Forthcoming.  "Checking for Systematic Value Preferences Using the Method of Triads."  Political Psychology.
     
    Ciuk, David J. and Kurt Pyle. 2011. “Hierarchical Models.” In International Encyclopedia of Political Science, George Thomas Kurien, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, eds. Washington DC: CQ Press.
     
    Ciuk, David J. and Kurt Pyle. 2011. “Resampling Methods.” In International Encyclopedia of Political Science, George Thomas Kurien, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, eds. Washington DC: CQ Press.
     
    Ciuk, David J. and Kurt Pyle. 2011. “Social and Political Cognition.” In International Encyclopedia of Political Science, George Thomas Kurien, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, eds. Washington DC: CQ Press.
     
    Ciuk, David J., William G. Jacoby and Kurt Pyle. 2011. “Measurement.” In International Encyclopedia of Political Science, George Thomas Kurien, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, eds. Washington DC: CQ Press.

    Presentations

    Ciuk, David J. and Berwood Yost. 2013. “Issue Salience, Elite Influence, and Public Opinion in an Informed Electorate.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.  
     
    For an updated draft of the paper, click here.
     
     
    McCarty, Timothy Wyman and David J. Ciuk. 2013. “Democracy and the 47 Percent: How Taxpayer Identity Shapes Political Attitudes.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
     
    To read the conference paper, click here.
     
     
    Ciuk, David J. 2012. “The Effects of 9/11 on Core Political Values and Culture.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
     
    For an updated draft of the paper, click here.
     
     
    Ciuk, David J. 2011. “Measurement and Value System Stability.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
     
    For an updated draft of the paper, click here.
     
     
    Jacoby, William G., David J. Ciuk and Kurt Pyle. 2010. “Citizen Perceptions of Candidate Ideology in the 2008 Election.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association, Washington D.C. and at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
     
    For an updated draft of the paper, click here.
     
     
    Ciuk, David J. 2010. “Information and Reliance on Partisan Cues.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
     
    For an updated draft of the paper, click here.
     
     
    Ciuk, David J. and Kurt Pyle. 2009. “Doing More with Missing Data: Incorporating Systematic Missingness Into Survey Research.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
     
    To read the conference paper, click here.

    Course Information

    GOV100: Introduction to American Government

    GOV171: Groups, Groupthink, and Politics (First-year Seminar)

    GOV250: Political Research

    GOV309: The Congress

    GOV370: Race and American Politics

    GOV373: Political Behavior