Dr. Rebecca Shafer
1394 Chatley Way
Woodstock, GA 30188
I have Ph.D in Political Science with a focus on American Government & Politics and Research Methods. In my doctoral dissertation, Gender and Party Stereotypes in the Evaluation of U.S. Senate Candidates, I examined how traditional stereotypes regarding gender and party impact competency, trait, issue, and ideological evaluations individuals make regarding male and female candidates in the Democratic and Republican parties. For my dissertation, I created an original survey experiment to test and measure candidate evaluations and I analyzed my data using STATA.
For the last three years, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses online: Introduction to Political Science, Contemporary Issues in American Public Policy, Political Attitudes and Behavior, and Campaigns & Elections. During the 2013-2014 academic year, I had an amazing opportunity to work at Morehouse College as a Visiting Assistant Professor, where I taught courses in National Government, Political Parties/Elections and Interest Groups, Political Behavior and Participation, and Minority Politics in the United States.
I also have extensive training in advanced quantitative research methods including: maximum likelihood estimation, formal modeling, and time series analysis. I am highly proficient with SPSS and STATA; and have used both programs to manage and analyze various data sets. I also have a very strong and comfortable relationship with Microsoft Office, and am a quick student with new programs.
While I was at the University of Tennessee, I received my master’s degree with a concentration on Comparative Politics. I also earned a bachelor's degree in Psychobiology from Florida Atlantic University in 2000.