Dan Cassino

Associate Professor of Political Science


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Courses Taught

  • American Government & Politics
  • Civil Liberties/Civil Rights
  • Congress
  • The American Presidency
  • Political Methodology
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • President and Congress

Research Interests

Professor Cassino conducts research in American politics, institutions (Congress and Presidency), youth politics, and political psychology. He completed postdoctoral research at Princeton University, and is now Director of Experimental Research for Fairleigh Dickinson's survey research group, PublicMind.


  • PhD., Political Science, Stony Brook University
  • M.A., Political Science, Stony Brook University
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Arizona

Selected Publications

  • "Changing the Subject: Abortion and Symbolic Masculinities among Young Evangelicals." Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality 1:2.
  • Consuming Politics: Jon Stewart, Branding and the Youth Vote in America. Associated Universities Press (with Yasemin Besen).
  • "Motivated Ignorance and the Dynamics of Partisan Presidential Approval." Political Psychology 28:4 (with Matthew Lebo).

Selected Presentations

  • Cassino, Dan and Milton Lodge. "Somatic Markers and Politics  Evaluations." Presented at the Conference on Biology and Politics, March  7, 2008.
  • Cassino, Dan. "Priming Party ID: An experimental study of  Macropartisanship." Presented at the Spring Meeting of the New York Area  Political Psychology Group, April 26, 2008.



Dan Cassino
Associate Professor of Political Science
Tel: 973-443-8797

Department of Social Sciences and History
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave, M-MS3-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Room 39A


View a video of Prof. Cassino's discussion of poll results.

Consuming Politics