Professor, Political Science
Professor McClurg (Ph.D., Washington University, 2000) joined SIU Carbondale in fall 2001. He holds a joint appointment with Political Science and Journalism. His general areas of research focus on political communications, campaigns and election, public opinion and voting behavior, and American politics more generally.
He is most recognized for his application of social network analysis to the study of political communication, with a particular focus on social influence. His current research projects focuses on the different role of men and women in social networks, as well as the impact of friends and family on political decisions. He is available for comment on the subjects of media and politics, elections and voting, and partisan politics in the United States.