Amanda L. Wintersieck (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her research interests lie in political behavior and political communication. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of political campaigns on voters’ evaluations of candidates, on the role the media plays in citizen’s vote choice, and the conditions that advantage a candidate’s campaign. Her current research focuses on the role of news media and the impact of the electoral context in political campaigns. She pursues these interests utilizing a multi-methodological approach, including experiments, surveys, and content analysis. Her work has appeared in the Political Communication, American Politics ResearchThe Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States, the Monkey Cage, and The London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog.

Professor Wintersieck teaches undergraduate courses on political behavior, public opinion, research design, American government, campaigns and elections, and the media and politics.

Aside from her scholarly activities, Amanda enjoys backpacking, cooking, and gardening.