Jong Ra

Jong Ra

Jong Ra, professor of political science (chair); A.B., M.S., Indiana State University; M.S.L.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Courses Taught

  • U.S. politics on three different levels: introductory, senior seminar, and gradual level seminar
  • Media and politics, both undergraduate and graduate
  • U.S. elections and voting behavior, both undergraduate and graduate
  • Political socialization
  • Presidency, graduate
  • Gender and politics, graduate
  • Research methods in political science, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Political parties, interest groups, and elections
  • Controversial issues in U.S. politics, both undergraduate and graduate
  • Constitutional law
  • Comparative politics

Education

  • M.S.L.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • A.B., M.S., Indiana State University

Research Interests

Professor Ra’s interest concerns the following subfields of political science:

  • Political belief, attitude formation, and behavior of individual political participants that take place in the life-long process of political socialization in the United States
  • United States Elections and voting behavior of the American electorate
  • Gender and politics, domestic and comparative
  • Religion and politics, domestic and comparative
  • Asian politics