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Jason M. Badura

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Assistant Professor of Humanities

Email

414.443.8773

  • Education

    B.A., Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, May 1994
    M.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 2003
    Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 2008

    Background

    I began teaching full-time at WLC in 2014 and I have taught at other colleges in the Midwest. I am passionate about teaching students political and philosophical concepts, ideas and issues with the goal of preparing them to be active citizens and servant leaders in their communities. My particular teaching interests are global politics, political philosophy, and global political economy. Beyond the classroom I enjoy reading, traveling, and being with my wife and two Siberian huskies.

    Teaching

    • Business Law
    • Business Ethics
    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Logic
    • American Government I – National Politics
    • Special Topics in Political Science: Politics of the European Union
    • Special Topics in Political Science: Global Politics, Institutions, & Law
    • Special Topics in Political Science: American Constitutional Law and the Anglo-American Legal Tradition
    • Special Topics in Political Science: Political and Economic Ideologies
    • Special Topics in Political Science: Modern Germany: History, Culture, Politics, and Society (International Travel Course to Berlin, Potsdam, and the “Luther Cities”)
    • Special Topics in Political Science: Contemporary Europe: History, Culture, Politics, and Society (International Travel Course to Munich and Nuremberg, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria)

    Research Interests

    My research interests focus on several areas within political science. These include mass media effects and public opinion formation, voting behavior, as well as international conflict and cooperation.

    Scholarly Works

    Select Publications

    “Determinants of Militarized Interstate Disputes: An Integrated Theory and Empirical Test.” International Journal of Peace Economics and Peace Science 1, no. 1 (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, Forthcoming). This article was co-authored with Dr. Uk Heo from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    A Trusted Source: Does One's Level of Trust in the News Media Influence One's Political Attitudes? (ProQuest, UMI Dissertation Publishing, 03 September 2011)

    Conference Paper Presentations

    “The March to War: Examining the Interactive Effects of Partisanship, Political Awareness, and Media Trust on One’s Support for the 2003 Iraq Invasion”. Paper presented at the annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois (April 2016).

    "Tuning in to the Television News during the 2008 Presidential Election: An Examination of the Moderating Effects of Political Knowledge and Party Identification on the Direct Relationship between One’s Exposure to Mainstream Television News Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election and One’s Candidate Favorability Ratings." Paper presented at the annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois (April 2011).

    "It’s 3am… Examining the Impact of the Children Campaign Commercial on Subjects’ Attitudes toward Hillary Clinton: An Experimental Study of First-Level and Second-Level Agenda Setting along with Issue Priming and Attribute Priming Effects – A Research Design." Paper presented at the annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois (April 2010).

    "Assembling Public Support for the United Nations: Examining the Impact of Media Trust on One's Policy Preferences toward the United Nations - An Experimental Test." Paper presented at the annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois (April 2009).

    Professional Memberships

    • American Political Science Association (APSA)
    • Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
    • Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science National Academic Honor Society
    • Phi Kappa Phi - National Academic Honor Society

    Service

    • Co-Advisor to WLC’s Pre-Law Program

    Scholarly Awards

    • German-American Fulbright Commission Scholar - "German Summer Studies Seminar Program", Berlin, Germany, June 2009.