Professor David Peterson is the newest editor of Political Behavior

David Peterson, professor of political science at Iowa State University, became editor of the journal Political Behavior effective Jan. 1, 2015. “I am excited by the opportunity to edit the journal and raise the profile of the excellent work on political behavior and communication being done here at ISU,” Peterson said.


Steffen Schmidt appears on The Daily Show

On Monday’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” correspondent Al Madrigal poked fun at the amount of attention Iowa gets every four years, and University Professor of Political Science Steffen Schmidt was there to field his questions – and jabs.


Notice Regarding M.P.A. Program

The M.P.A. Program at Iowa State is no longer accepting new students into the program as directed by the Iowa Board of Regents. We encourage prospective students to consider applying for the M.A. in political science where they can take courses in public policy and policy implementation within its larger context of politics both in the U.S. and abroad.