Dr. Erin S. McAdams

Joined PC in 2012

Professional interests
American campaigns & elections, voting behavior, public opinion & polling, religion & American politics,  media & American politics, American constitutional law, and quantitative research methods

Courses taught
Introduction to American Government; Elections and Campaign Management; American Public Opinion & Polling; and American Constitutional Law I and II

Dr. McAdams also serves as pre-law advisor at PC.

A graduate of Allegheny College (a small, religiously-affiliated liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania), Dr. McAdams earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 2009.  Before joining the faculty at PC, she taught at Ohio State, Dickinson College (P.A.) and the College of Charleston (S.C.).  Her courses focus on the institutions and processes of American government, reflecting an analytical, social scientific approach to understanding and critically thinking about politics.

Published in Electoral Studies (with Dr. Herb Weisberg) and Politics and Religion (forthcoming, with Dr. Justin Earl Lance), her current research focuses on topics such as understanding the determinants of attitudes toward sustainability and higher education, investigating the effects of various incentives on increasing survey response rates, and examining the dimensionality of partisanship in the U.S. Dr. McAdams is also deeply committed to service to the PC and broader Laurens County community.

Please contact Dr. McAdams by phone at (864) 833-8347 or via email at esmcadams@presby.edu. You can also stop by her office in H-P Room 305.