Paul Freedman (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. Freedman teaches courses in media, campaigns and elections, research methods, and the politics of food. Freedman is Academic Director of the Morven Summer Institute, and serves on the advisory board of the Environmental Thought and Practice major. He is the recipient of the UVA Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award and served as the first Edward L. Ayers Advising Fellow. Freedman is co-author of Campaign Advertising and American Democracy (Temple University Press), and his work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Campaigns and Elections, Hedgehog Review, and Slate. Freedman is a member of the UVA Committee on Sustainability and the UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative, serves on the boards of Cultivate Charlottesville and the Jefferson Institute, and is a senior scholar at the UVA Center for Politics. Previously, Freedman was research director for the Pew Project on Campaign Conduct at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and was a senior scholar at the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. Freedman oversaw the UVA Farmers Market Research Group, served on the national advisory committee of the Farmers Market Coalition’s “Indicators for Impact” project, and on the steering committee of the Virginia Sustainable Food Coalition. Since 2000, Freedman has been an election analyst for ABC News in New York.
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Political Science