Ohio University

Lauren Elliott-Dorans

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Assistant Professor of Instruction
Bentley Annex 209

Provost Teacher, 2019-2022

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Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2016

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Public opinion
  • Political psychology
  • Voter behavior
  • Political participation

Courses Taught

  • POLS 1010 - Politics in the United States
  • POLS 4065/4065 - Public Opinion, Political Participation, and Protest
  • POLS 4830/5830 - Introduction to Research Design

About Dr. Elliott-Dorans

Lauren Elliott-Dorans is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Political Science at Ohio University. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University, where she specialized in American politics and political psychology. Her dissertation investigates the role of core values in shaping political attitudes on a variety of political issues, including the death penalty, same-sex rights, and nuclear energy policy.

Dr. Elliott-Dorans’ teaching and research interests focus upon public opinion and political participation in the United States. More specific areas of interest include: the relationship between core values and political attitudes, religion in American politics, and political sophistication in the mass public. Dr. Elliott-Dorans also conducts research in the area of teaching in political science and instructional design.

She has been the recipient of the Ohio University Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.