The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Jason Barabas

Director

Tenure 
July, 2020

Jason Barabas '93 was most recently a professor in the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University on Long Island in New York where he also directed the M.A. in Public Policy (MAPP) program. Barabas earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and – as the “93” after his name reflects – he completed an A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College. Since finishing his academic degrees, he has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Princeton as well as faculty positions in New York, Florida, and Illinois.

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Currently, Barabas teaches and conducts research on public policy, opinion preferences, and political knowledge—often with an emphasis on research design and methodology. He has published more than a dozen articles in top-ranked journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly. Additionally, Barabas was elected as a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and he has received awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Society for Political Psychology.

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Education 
Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University
A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College
Full Bio

Jason Barabas [pronounced BEAR-ah-bis] is the Director of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College as well as a Professor in the Department of Government. Dr. Barabas earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree in Government from Dartmouth. In the years since, he has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Princeton as well as academic faculty positions in New York, Florida, and Illinois. While at Dartmouth, Barabas played intercollegiate football on three Ivy League championship teams and he worked as an intern in the White House Office of Media Affairs.

After graduating from Dartmouth, Jason Barabas was appointed as an economic policy advisor for the Governor of Illinois. Currently, Professor Barabas teaches and conducts research on public policy and opinion preferences, often with an emphasis on empirical methodology and research design. In the last few decades, Dr. Barabas has published more than a dozen articles in top-ranked journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics. Additionally, Professor Barabas is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and he has received awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Society for Political Psychology.

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