Dr. Kevin Mullinix

Dr. Kevin Mullinix joined the Department of Government and Justice Studies in 2015. He has published  work in Political Behavior, Political Communication, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Presidential Studies Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and the Policy Studies Journal. Dr. Mullinix's research has been discussed in the Washington Post and has won an American Political Science Association Best Paper Award. He was named Appalachian State University's 2016-2017 Outstanding Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • American politics 
  • Public opinion and political psychology 
  • Political Behavior 
  • Media and Politics 
  • Research Methods


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northwestern University, 2015
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Kansas, 2011
  • B.A., Political Science, Washburn University, 2008

Courses Taught:

  • American National Government and Politics 
  • Public Opinion 
  • Political Psychology 
  • Campaigns, Elections, and Voting Behavior 
  • Media and Politics 
  • Research Methods


Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Department: Department of Government and Justice Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6912

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
351 H Anne Belk Hall


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