Jason Jagemann serves as the director of the political science program for undergraduates at Norwich University.
His primary field of expertise is in American politics with emphases in public law, political behavior, and interest group politics. He also has ancillary scholarly and teaching interests in political theory and philosophy, in particular, democratic theory and feminist political thought.
He received his MA and PhD from Western Michigan University and his BA from SUNY Potsdam, where he majored in political science and minored in U.S. history.
At the undergraduate level, Jagemann regularly offers courses in the fields of public law (Constitutional Law; Civil Liberties) and political behavior (Public Opinion and Political Behavior, Interest Groups and Political Parties). He also offers the capstone senior seminar on a variety of topics, including Interest Groups and Lobbying, Democracy and Civil Society, the U.S. Supreme Court and Political Behavior.
At the graduate level, Jagemann has taught the Research Methods Seminar for the MJA and MPA Programs.
His research focuses on how institutions, such as Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, shape the behavior of interest group coalition building and lobbying. Jagemann has published in the fields of interest group behavior and his most recent article “Abortion Politics in the Courts: New Judicial Federalism or the Federal Courts?” appears in the Vermont Bar Journal.
Jagemann is currently working on an article comparing student justices’ votes in seven years of his class-run Supreme Court simulations to the votes of the actual justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in the same cases to assess adherence to precedence by both groups. Also, he is working on a manuscript assessing public opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court through the lens of social media.
Jagemann serves as the faculty advisor to the Political Science Club, the Pre-Law Society, and the Political Science Honor Society.
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