Dr. Medvic joined the faculty at Franklin & Marshall in 2002. Prior to coming to F&M, he taught at Old Dominion University from 1997 to 2002 and was a Research Fellow at ODU's Social Science Research Center from 2001-2002.
He has provided political analysis for numerous media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Salon.com, Fox News On-line, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.
Dr. Medvic earned bachelors degrees in political science and philosophy from Texas A&M University and a masters and Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University (Ph.D. 1997).
Dr. Medvic's research interests include campaigns and elections, political parties, the media and politics, public opinion, and ideology.
2014. Campaigns and Elections: Players and Processes, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge.
2013. In Defense of Politicians: The Expectations Trap and Its Threat to Democracy. New York: Routledge.
2011. (Editor.) New Directions in Campaigns and Elections. New York: Routledge.
2010. Campaigns and Elections: Players and Processes. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage.
2005. (Associate Editor, with Colton Campbell and Marni Ezra.) Guide to Political Campaigns in America, ed. Paul Herrnson. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press.
2002. (Edited with Candice J. Nelson and David A. Dulio). Shades of Gray: Perspectives on Campaign Ethics. Washington, DC, Brookings Institution.
2001. Political Consultants in the U.S. Congressional Elections, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press. (Part of the "Parliaments and Legislatures" edited series.)
Articles and Other Publications
2014. “Outside Voices: Super PACs, Parties and Other Non-Candidate Actors,” in Campaigning for President 2012: Strategy and Tactics. Dennis W. Johnson (ed.). New York: Routledge.
2014. “A New Democratic Party? Bill Clinton as Public Philosopher and Party Leader,” in A True Third Way? Domestic Policy and the Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, ed. Richard Himelfarb. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
2013. “Review Essay: On Partisanship,” Politics, Groups, and Identities, 1 (3): 468-74.
2011. Book review of The Elections of 2008 (Michael Nelson, ed.). Party Politics 17 (5): 701-3.
2011. "Campaign Management and Organization: The Use and Impact of Information and Communication Technology," in New Directions in Campaigns and Elections, Stephen K. Medvic (ed.). New York: Routledge.
2010. [with Dan Shea] "All Politics is Local... Except When It Isn't: English vs. Dahlkemper in Pennsylvania's Third Congressional District," in Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense, David A. Dulio and Randall Adkins (eds.). New York: Routledge.
2009. [with Dan Shea] "All Politics is Local... Except When It Isn't: The Campaign forthe 3rd Congressional District in Pennsylvania," American Review of Politics 30: 173-187.
2009. "Outside Voices: 527s, Political Parties and other Non-Candidate Groups," in 2008 Presidential Election: Strategy, Tactics, New Voices, New Techniques, Dennis W. Johnson (ed.). New York: Routledge.
2009. "Political Management and the Technological Revolution," in The Routledge Handbook of Political Management, Dennis W. Johnson (ed.). New York: Routledge.
2008. [with David A. Dulio] "The Media and Public Opinion," in Media Power/Media Politics, 2nd ed., Mark Rozell and Jeremy D. Mayer (eds.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
2008. [with Robin Kolodny] "Pennsylvania's Sixth Congressional District." In The Battle for Congress: Iraq, Scandal, and Campaign Finance in the 2006 Election, eds. David B. Magleby and Kelly D. Patterson. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
2008. [with Robin Kolodny, Kyle Kreider and Daniel Shea] "The 2006 Pennsylvania Senate Race." In The Battle for Congress: Iraq, Scandal, and Campaign Finance in the 2006 Election, eds. David B. Magleby and Kelly D. Patterson. Boulder, CO Paradigm Publishers.
2007. "Old Democrats in New Clothing? An Ideological Analysis of a Democratic Party Faction," Party Politics 13 (5): 587-609.
2007. Understanding the 2006 Elections, Textbook supplement for Houghton-Mifflin.
2001. "Does Every Vote Count?: An Analysis of Voting Systems an Rejected Votes in the 2000 Virginia Presidential Election." Independent report distributed to the media and members of the General Assembly, April 4, 2001.
2000. "Factors Affecting Voting in Local/ School Board Elections." Report for The Virginian-Pilot based on February 2000 survey.
2000. "Election 2000 in Virginia." Survey and report for the Social Science Research Center, Old dominion University and The Virginian-Pilot, February 3-10.
1999. "Current Issues and the 2000 Elections: A Survey of Virginia Residents." Survey and report for the Social Science Research Center, Old Dominion University, October 22-November 5.
1999. "Impeachment, State and Local Issues, and Politicians as Role Models: A Survey of Hampton Roads." Survey and report for the Social Science Research Center, Old Dominion University, January 20-30