Scott Althaus

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Charles J. and Ethel S. Merriam Professor in Political Science
Professor of Communication
Director of the Cline Center for Democracy

PhD, Political Science, Northwestern University

Cline Center for Democracy, 2001 S. First St., Suite 207
(217) 265-7845
salthaus [at]

Office Hours

By appointment

Research Focus

Communication processes that support political accountability in democratic societies and that empower political discontent in non-democratic societies, popular support for war, data science methods for extreme-scale analysis of news coverage, cross-national comparative research on political communication, the psychology of information processing, and communication concepts in democratic theory.