Political Science Department
200 Academy St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Work: (269) 337-7105
2014 – Present Assistant Professor, Political Science
2013 – Lecturer, Political Science
Loyola Marymount University
2014 – Ph.D., Political Science & International Relations
University of Southern California
Dissertation: “Changing Political Attitudes and Behavior in a Diverse America: Incorporating Individual and Contextual Determinants”
2005 – M.A., Educational Leadership
Fielding Graduate Institute
Thesis: Fostering Student Understanding of History
2002 – M.A., Education
Loyola Marymount University
Awarded Most Outstanding Graduate Award (Excellence in Academics & Teaching)
1998 – B.A., Political Science
Magna Cum Laude, Member of Phi Kappa Phi & Pi Sigma Alpha
Research and Teaching Interests
Race and ethnic politics
Berry, J.A., Ebner, D., & Cornelius, M. (2019). White identity politics: Linked fate and political participation. Politics, Groups, and Identities. Advanced online publication, https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UUHy3pn6PaGgy832DEGS/full?target=10.1080/21565503.2019.1615965
Berry, J., Chouhoud, Y., & Junn, J. (2016). Reaching beyond low-hanging fruit: Surveying low incidence populations. The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods.
Berry, J. A., & Junn, J. (2015). Silent citizenship among Asian Americans and Latinos: Opting out or left out?. Citizenship Studies, 19(5), 570-590.
Publications Under Review
Berry, J.A., Cepuran, C., & Garcia-Rios, S. “Comparing the impacts of group position on vote choice” (Revise and Resubmit in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics)
Cepuran, C., Berry, J. A., & Wilcox-Archuleta, B. “Group position in the Trump era: Comparing Black, Asian, Latino and White Americans’ racial policy preferences” (Under Review)
Publications in Progress
“White identity politics: Race, partisanship, and power.” (Book Manuscript in Progress)
Cepuran, C., Berry, J.A., & Garcia-Rios, S. “White identity and welfare chauvinism”
Weller, N., & Berry, J.A. “White identity and vote choice”
Berry, J. A. “Assimilation or racialization? A systematic comparison of linked fate within and across racial/pan-ethnic groups”
Teaching Awards and Experience
Recognition for Teaching
2017, 2018, 2019 – Recognized as “Most Valuable Professor” by Kalamazoo Athletics
2016, 2018 – “Favorite Professor” by Kalamazoo Chapter of Alpha Lamda Delta
Kalamazoo College (Assistant Professor)
Introduction to U.S. Politics: Theory and Practice
Race, Law, & Politics
Voting, Campaigns, & Elections
Public Opinion: Race, Class, & Gender
Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
Congress & the Presidency
Loyola Marymount University (Lecturer)
Introduction to American Government
Grants and Fellowships
2015, 2017, 2018 – Faculty-Student Summer Research Grant, Kalamazoo College
2014, 2015 – Pedagogical Development Grant, Kalamazoo College
2013 – Teaching Assistant Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California
2013 – Academic Professional Development Award, Graduate School and Office of the Provost, University of Southern California
2013 – Dissertation Support Grant, School of International Relations, University of Southern California
2013 – Professional Development Grant, Office of the Dean, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, University of Southern California
2012 – Professional Development Grant, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
2011 – Research Funding Grant, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, University of Southern California
2010, 2011 – Research Funding Grant, School of International Relations, University of Southern California
Selected Professional Presentations
“White Identity and Welfare Chauvinism,” Presentation at Michigan State University, Spring 2019.
“Did Voters Use a White Utility Heuristic in the 2016 Presidential Elections? White Linked Fate, Candidate Evaluation, and Vote Choice,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Spring 2019.
“Testing Theories of the Identity-to-Politics Link in Whites with an Experiment,” Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA), Spring 2019.
“The Influence of Perceived Group Discrimination on the 2016 Election,” Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC), Michigan State University, Spring 2018.
“The Impact of Group Discrimination on Vote Choice in the 2016 Election,” Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA), Spring 2018.
“The Role of Discrimination in Policy Preferences,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Spring 2018.
“White Identity Politics: Linked Fate and Voter Turnout in the Obama Era,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Fall 2017.
“The Contours of Racial Identity: Implications for Political Behavior,” Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC), University of California – Irvine, Spring 2017.
“Assimilation or Racialization? A Systematic Comparison of Liked Fate Within and Across Racial and Ethnic Groups.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Fall 2013.
“Does Immigration Policy Look Different through Color-tinted Glasses? Comparing White, Latino, and Asian Attitudes Toward Immigration Policy in the 2010 California Election.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Fall 2012.
“Racial and Ethnic Differences in Political Behavior and Attitudes: The 2010 California Election.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Fall 2011.
“Who Supports the DREAM Act and a Path to Citizenship? Latino, Asian American, African American and White Voter Sentiment in California, 2010.” Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC), University of California- Los Angeles, Spring 2011.
2012 – 2013 – Professors Mathew McCubbins & Nicholas Weller, USC Department of Political Science
Oversaw the execution of experimental protocol
2012 – Professors John Barnes & Nicholas Weller, USC Department of Political Science
Content analysis of previous literature for their book
2010 – USC College/Los Angeles Times California Election Poll
Assisted in the construction of the survey instrument, administration of polling, analysis of data, and presentation of key findings
2013 – Research Design for Causal Inference: Frequentist Methods Workshops
Northwestern University, School of Law, and Kellogg School of Management
2012 – Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR)
2010, 2011 – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPR)
University of Michigan
Department & University Service
2018, 2019 – Faculty Representative to the Great Lakes College Association
2016, 2018 – Organized and Coordinated a Series of Student Events Surrounding the Presidential Elections of 2016 and 2018
2017-2018 – Member of Planning & Budget Committee
2015-2017 – Member of Teaching & Learning Committee
2016-2019 – Co-chair of the Junior Faculty Writing Community of Practice Group
2017 – Faculty Study Presentation, “The Contours of White Racial Identity: Implications for Political Behavior”
2016 – Weber Lecture in Government and Society
• Organized the Weber Lecture for the fall of 2016
“The Victory Lab of 2016: A Report from the Campaign Trail,” delivered by Sasha Issenberg, journalist for the New York Times, Bloomberg and Slate.
• Organized the Weber Lecture for the spring of 2016 “Economic Inequality and Political Power in America,” delivered by Martin Gilens, Princeton University.
2015 – 2016 – Member of Search Committee, Tenure-Track Position in Critical Ethnic Studies
2015 – 2016 – Guest Lecture for Community Reflection at Stetson Chapel
• “Why Voting Matters”
• “Engaging with Politics at K”
• “How to Think about Terrorism”
2016 – Member of the Mellon Summer Working Group
2016 – Member of the Teacher/Student Group for Mellon Guest Speaker
• The Physics of Blackness, by Michelle M. Wright
2014 – 2016 – American Studies Concentration (Associated Professor)
• Organized the 2015 Thompson Lecture for American Studies “Transforming Politics, Transforming America: The Evolving American Electorate,” delivered by Ricardo Ramirez,University of Notre Dame
• Judge of the Strauss Paper Prize in American Studies
Advisor, Senior Individualized Projects (SIP)
2019 – Stephany Perez, “El Pueblo Unido…¿Cual Pueblo?: An Exploration of Linked Fate amongst the Latinx Community”
2019 – Lauren Arquette, “The Intersection of Law and Politics in Immigration: Ms. L v. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement”
2019 – Max Aulbach, “Live Ammo: How Gun Control Legislation Failed in In Response to the Sandy Hook Shooting”
2018 – Josh Reuter, “White Identity: A Political Emergence in the 2016 Presidential Election”
2018 – Connor Vogt, “The Debate over Net Neutrality as a Test of Pluralism in the United States”
2017 – Melissa Erickson, “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Gender Identity, Politics, and the Law”
2017 – Jose Lopez, “How Interpersonal Partisan Contact and Efficacy of Communities Affects Voter Turnout in Local Politics” A Case Study of Michigan’s 23rd District”
2016 – Jacob Cargal-Bley, “The Role of Legislative Earmarks in the Appropriations Process: A Case Study of Defense Appropriation”
2016 – Mark Niehaus, “Identifying and Understanding the Component Causes and Consequences of Gridlock in the 113th Session of the U.S. Congress
2016 – Audra Hudson, “The Little Engine that Couldn’t: A Study of Barriers to Policy-Planning in the North-South Commuter Rail Case”
2015 – Colin Cepuran, “Sex Education Curricular Review and Democracy: Northville, MI 2000 – 2001”
• Presented at Purdue University’s Undergraduate Conference
• Admitted into Doctoral Program at Cornell University
2019 – Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA)
2018 – Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
2017 – Section Chair, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA)
2017 – WWMT Channel 3 News, “America Divided: Causes and Cures”
2016 – WWMT Channel 3 News, “New poll after leaked audio of Trump shows Clinton’s lead widening”
2016 – WWMT Channel 3 News, “Local man claims to know ‘real Donald Trump’ as we analyze his rise”
2016 – WWMT Channel 3 News, “Student, professor at K-College react to first Presidential debate”
2016 – Neico, Josh. (2016) “My Democratic Girlfriends are voting Trump,” Open Democracy.
Politics of Race, Immigration and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC)
American Political Science Association (APSA)
Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA)
Western Political Science Association (WPSA)
Previous Work Experience
2014 – Adjunct Professor, Loyola Marymount University
2010 – 2014 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California
2008 – 2010 – Alumni Director, P.U.C. Schools, Camino Nuevo, and I.C.E.F
2007 – 2008 – College Ambassador, PUC Schools; Los Angeles, CA
2004 – 2007 – Teacher, CALS Early College High School; Los Angeles, CA
2000 – 2004 – Administrator & Teacher, CALS Schools; Los Angeles, CA
1998 – 2000 – Teacher, Ascension Catholic School; Los Angeles, CA
1998 – 2000 – AmeriCorps Teacher Service Program