Michael X. Delli Carpini

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Michael X. Delli Carpini, "Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1975) and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1980). Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in July of 2003, Professor Delli Carpini was Director of the Public Policy program of the Pew Charitable Trusts (1999-2003), and member of the Political Science Department at Barnard College and graduate faculty of Columbia University (1987-2002), serving as chair of the Barnard department from 1995 to 1999. His research explores the role of the citizen in American politics, with particular emphasis on the impact of the mass media on public opinion, political knowledge and political participation. He is author of Stability and Change in American Politics: The Coming of Age of the Generation of the 1960s (New York University Press, 1986), What Americans Know About Politics and Why It Matters (Yale University Press, 1996) and A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life and the Changing American Citizen (Oxford University Press, 2006), as well as numerous articles, essays and edited volumes on political communications, public opinion and political socialization." [1]

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  1. Michael X. Delli Carpini, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, accessed June 16, 2010.