Dr. Drew Seib

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Dr. Drew Seib

Dr. Drew Seib

Associate Professor of Political Science
Department Chair

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Dr. Seib's CV

  • PhD, Southern Illinois University
  • MA, Southern Illinois University
  • BA, Westminster College

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Political psychology,
  • voter decision-making,
  • political behavior,
  • campaigns and elections,
  • survey methods,
  • research methods,
  • political communication,
  • media and politics,
  • political parties and interest groups,
  • comparative political behavior


Dr. J. Drew Seib joined the faculty at Murray State University in the fall of 2012. He teaches courses in American politics and research methods.  He has also taught courses on education abroad programs in Barcelona, Spain on nationalism and European politics.  His research focuses on how voters make decisions. He is especially interested in how voters acquire information during campaigns under a variety of contexts and conditions. Dr. Seib’s research has been published in journals such as Electoral Studies and the Journal of Politics.  He also privately consults on web-based surveys. 

Dr. Seib received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Southern Illinois University with an emphasis in American political behavior and secondary fields in comparative politics and international relations. His dissertation, Frantic Voters: How Context Affects Information Searches, was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant. Dr. Seib received his B.A. from Westminster College in Fulton, MO, triple majoring in political science, Spanish, and international studies, and minoring in European studies.

Courses Taught

  • POL 140 American National Government
  • POL 344 Media and Politics
  • POL 345 Campaigns and Elections
  • POL/SOC 359 Writing and Inquiry in the Social Science
  • POL 360 Research Methods
  • POL 440 Parties and Interest Groups
  • POL 441 Legislative Processes
  • POL 460 Political Behavior
  • POL 499 Senior Seminar (capstone course)

Selected Publications

  • Seib, Drew. 2016. “Coping with Lengthy Ballots.” Electoral Studies 43:115- 123.
  • Lyons, Jeffrey, Anand Sokhey, Scott McClurg, and Drew Seib. 2016. “Personality, Interpersonal Disagreement, and Electoral Information.” forthcoming in Journal of Politics.
  • Imboden, Thomas R., Jeremy N. Phillips, J. Drew Seib, and Susan R. Fiorentino (2014). “Information Security in Nonprofits: A First Glance at the State of Security in Two Illinois Regions.” Journal on Information Systems Applied Research. 7(2): 29-49.
  • Imboden, Thomas R., Jeremy N. Phillips, J. Drew Seib, and Susan R. Fiorentino. (2013). “How Are Nonprofit Organizations Influenced to Create and Adopt Information Security Policies?” Issues in Information Systems. 14(2): 166- 173.

Student Organization Activities

Dr. Seib is the faculty advisor to the Murray State chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Pi Sigma Alpha is a selective organization, requiring students to maintain high academic standards. In order to be a member of the honor society, students must have taken at least 10 credit hours in political science courses, have a 3.0 GPA in political science courses taken, a 3.0 GPA over all, and have at least junior standing. The honor society strives to bring students and faculty together to promote scholarship and interest in political science. Those who are interested in joining may contact Dr. Seib at jseib@murraystate.edu.

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