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Stephen J. Chapman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Ph.D., Binghamton University

Bey Hall 247
Office Hours
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Office Hours by Appointment
Courses this Semester
FY 101- Profiles in Courage: Youth, Citizenship, and Public Polic
PS 202 -State and Local Government
PS/SO 250 - Research Methods
Regularly Taught Courses
PS 101 - Introduction to Political Science
PS 103 - American National Government
PS/SO 250 - Research Methods
PS 401 - Seminar in Political Science
PS 516 - Research Methods
PS 518: Theory, Policy, Ethics
PS 597 - Portfolio

Dr. Chapman received his Ph.D. from Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2014. He has a deep passion for interacting with students both in and out of the classroom. He emphasizes the importance of learning what political science is as a discipline in addition to learning the inner workings of governmental institutions with an emphasis on policy outcomes. Dr. Chapman also teaches the quantitative research methods class and attempts to intertwine statistical analyses into his classroom experience.

Research Interests

Dr. Chapman’s research centers on American politics. Specifically, he focuses on explanations for state/local policy, with an emphasis on partisan control and public opinion. Dr. Chapman also has interest in a variety of pedagogical analyses. His research spans different disciplines and methodological approaches.

Scholarly Articles
  • Chapman, Stephen J. and Nicole Benis. 2017. “Ceteris non-Paribus: The Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Region in the Gender Wage Gap.” Women’s Studies International Forum, 65.
  • Chapman, Stephen J. 2017. “What’s in a Website? E-Government Scores and Municipal Characteristics.” Public Administration Quarterly, 41(2).