Dr. Costas Panagopolous
Dr. Costas Panagopoulos is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy and the graduate program in Elections and Campaign Management at Fordham University. He is also research associate at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2006. Dr. Panagopoulos previously founded and directed the Master’s Program in Political Campaign Management in the Department of Politics at New York University. Dr. Panagopoulos, a leading expert on campaigns and elections, voting behavior, public opinion, and campaign finance, was part of the Decision Desk team at NBC News during the 2006 election cycle. A former candidate for the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1992, Dr. Panagopoulos also offers courses on campaign management and strategy, message development, and political communication.
Dr. Panagopoulos was selected by the American Political Science Association as a Congressional Fellow during 2004-2005, and he served in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). Dr. Panagopoulos received his undergraduate degree in Government, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. He earned his doctoral degree in Politics from New York University. Panagopoulos has authored several scholarly works that have published in Public Opinion Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Women & Politics, the Journal of Political Marketing, and Social Science Computer Review. He is Contributing Editor to Campaigns & Elections magazine and Senior Editor of the Journal of Political Marketing. He has provided extensive political analysis and commentary for various print and broadcast media outlets including: The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New York Sun, Guardian, Village Voice, Newsday, CNN, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, BusinessWeek TV, Fox News and BBC Television.