Jack Reilly

Associate Professor of Political Science - Data Science Program - Interdisciplinary Programs - Political Science - Public Policy - Quantitative Social Science - Social Sciences

Jack Reilly
  • Phone: (941) 487-4578
  • Email: jreilly@ncf.edu
  • Office Location: SSC 205
  • Mail Location: SSC 102

Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Davis
B.A., Reed College

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Professor Reilly teaches courses in American politics and political methodology. His research interests lie in the areas of political behavior, social networks, and political communication. In particular, he focuses on how the social context in which citizens are embedded influences their political choices, preferences, and behavior.

Interests:  political behavior, American politics, quantitative social science, complex systems

Courses:

  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Public Opinion
  • Campaigns, Elections, and Voting
  • Social Networks and the Context of Political Behavior
  • Modern American Political Realignment
  • Quantitative Political Analysis II
  • Research Design Workshop in Political Science

Publications:

  • “Echoing Certainty in Uncertain Times: The Effect of Network Partisan Agreement on the Quality of Citizen Forecasts in the 2015 Canadian Election” (with Debra Leiter and Mary Stegmaier). 2020. Electoral Studies.
  • “It’s Trump’s Party” (with Ronald Rapoport and Walt Stone). 2020. The Forum
  • “Civil Rights and Populism: The 1957 Civil Rights Act in the U.S. Senate” (with Robert Huckfeldt and Erik Engstrom.) 2020. Chapter 4 in Race, Class, and Social Welfare: American Populism Since the New Deal. Cambridge.
  • “From Respondents to Networks: Bridging the Gap between Individuals, Discussants, and the Network in the Study of Political Discussion” (with Matthew T. Pietryka, Dan Maliniak, Patrick Miller, Ronald Rapoport, and Robert Huckfeldt.) 2017. Political Behavior.
  • “Social Connectedness and Political Behavior.” 2017. Research & Politics.
  • “Noise, Bias, and Expertise in Political Communication Networks” (with Robert Huckfeldt and Matthew T. Pietryka). 2014. Social Networks.
  • “Noise, Bias, and Expertise: The Dynamics of Becoming Informed” (with Robert Huck- feldt and Matthew T. Pietryka). 2014. Chapter 9 in T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt, and John B. Ryan, Experts, Activists, and Interdependent Citizens: Are Electorates Self-Educating? Cambridge.
  • “Opinion Leaders, Expertise, and the Complex Dynamics of Political Communication” (with Robert Huckfeldt and Matthew T. Pietryka). 2014. Chapter 10 in T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt, and John B. Ryan, Experts, Activists, and Interdependent Citizens: Are Electorates Self-Educating? Cambridge.
  • “Networks, Interdependence, and Social Influence in Politics.” (with Robert Huckfeldt, Jeffery J. Mondak, Matthew Hayes, and Matthew T. Pietryka). 2013. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, eds. Leonie Huddy, David O. Sears, and Jack Levy. New York: Oxford University Press.

2020 Conference Presentations:

  • Partisanship Over Friendship: Networks and Partisanship in Citizen Forecasting in the 2018 United States Elections. (with Debra Leiter and Mary Stegmaier) Presented at the 2020 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference.
  • The Crowding of Social Distancing: How Personal Relationships Shape Attitudes Towards Government in a Time of Crisis. (with Debra Leiter and Beth Vonnahme). Presented at the 2020 International Social Networks Conference (Sunbelt), Virtual COVID Conference.
  • Democrats and Republicans Communicate Different Moral Values through their 2016 National Convention Speeches (with Jennifer Lin* and Catherine Cottrell). Presented at the Virtual 2020 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
  • Rural Matters: Rural and Urban Politics and the Problems of Measurement (with Jack Belk*). Presented at the 2020 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • The Tea Party and Trump: Factionalism in the Republican Party, 2010-2016 (with Ron Rapoport). Presented at the 2020 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.