Druckman Named Payson S. Wild Chair in Political ScienceAugust 24, 2009 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel
The focus of Druckman’s research is political preference formation and communication. He has looked at how citizens make political, economic and social decisions in various contexts; how citizens’ preferences and public policy relate; and how political elites make decisions under differing conditions.
Druckman is the editor of Public Opinion Quarterly and the Political Science Research Network eJournal on Experiments and Experimental Design. He also is an editor of the Chicago Studies in American Politics, a book series published by the University of Chicago. From 2002 to 2005, he edited the journal Political Psychology. Druckman served on the National Science Foundation Political Science Advisory Panel from 2006-2008.
Druckman received the 2006 Erik Erikson Early Career Award for excellence and creativity in the field of political psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology.
His articles have been published in numerous political science, economic and psychology journals. Druckman won the Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association and the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Before joining the faculty at Northwestern in 2005, Druckman was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota. He is also an honorary professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.