Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson


541 Ross 527 Farm House Ln
Ames, IA 50011-1054
+1 515 294 9306

I am a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Iowa State University and former editor of Political Behavior. My research focuses on American politics, particularly elections, public opinion, and voting behavior.  I have several current projects I am working on.  The first examines the role of political interest in mass politics.  The second, develops new tools for automated capturing and coding of online political ads and state legislators' Twitter feeds.  The third looks at how Anglos' attitudes about Latinos shape their views about immigration and politics more generally.  You can find my cv here.


  • B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, 1995
  • Ph. D. University of Minnesota, 2000


  • American Politics