Jeremy Teigen

Jeremy Teigen

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Jeremy Teigen is Professor of Political Science at Ramapo College in the School of Humanities and Global Studies. He writes about political behavior, elections, public opinion, and American politics and specializes in the politics of military service and veterans as well as the politics of place.


  • American Government
  • Political Methodology
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Political Behavior
  • Military, Politics, and Society

Research Areas

  • Elections and Electoral Behavior
  • Political Participation
  • Military veterans


  • Board of Education member, Emerson Public School District, Emerson, New Jersey. Elected to three-year terms in April 2014 and November 2017
  • Board of Advisors member: “VeteransCampaign” organization, Washington, D.C. since 2010
  • Volunteer Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley (English as a Second Language community service organization), 2013
  • Member, American Legion, Post 269, Emerson, NJ since 2013


  • University of Texas at Austin, PhD in Government. Major Fields: Political Behavior, American Institutions and Processes. Minor Field: Comparative Politics, 2005
  • University of Texas at Austin, MA in Government, 2001
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA in Political Science and English Literature, Honors, 1996

Prior Experience

  • Professor of Political Science, School of Humanities and Global Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science, School of Humanities and Global Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Lecturer in Department of Government, University of Texas

Awards & Distinctions

  • Henry Bischoff Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013

  • Fulbright Scholar, Tbilisi State University (Georgia), American Studies Center, Fall 2011

  • Separately Budgeted Research Award (internal). “The Impact of Candidates’ Military Service on Election Outcomes.” Ramapo College, summer 2006 and 2007

Selected Publications

  • Leal, D. L., & Teigen, J. M. (2018). Military service and political participation in the United States: Institutional experience and the vote. Electoral Studies, 53, 99–110

  • Teigen, J. M., Shaw, D. R., & McKee, S. C. (2017). Density, race, and vote choice in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. Research & Politics, 4(2)

  • McKee, S. C., & Teigen, J. M. (2016). The New Blue: Northern In-Migration in Southern Presidential Elections. PS: Political Science & Politics, 49(2), 228–233

  • Teigen, J. M. (2014). Experiments in Military Studies. In Routledge Handbook on Research Methods in Military Studies (pp. 228–237). New York: Routledge

  • Teigen, J. M. (2012). Military Experience in Elections and Perceptions of Issue Competence. Armed Forces & Society, 39(3), 415–433