The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. Political Science, August 2018 Fields: American Politics and Methodology
Dissertation: Party Coalitions, Party Ideology, and Party Action: Extended Party Networks in the United States
Committee: Lee Ann Banaszak (chair), Michael Berkman, Bruce Desmarais, John McCarthy (Penn State sociology), and Michael Nelson
The Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Political Science, 2015 Fields: American Politics and Methodology
Case Western Reserve University
B.A. Political Science and Mathematics (minor in Economics), 2010
Assistant Professor 2018 -
Peer Reviewed Articles
Hannah, A. Lee, Kevin Reuning, and Anne Whitesell. Forthcoming. “The Party Replies: Examining Local Party Responsiveness to Prospective Campaign Volunteers.” Political Research Quarterly
Whitesell, Anne, Kevin Reuning, and A. Lee Hannah. 2023. “Local Political Party Presence Online” Party Politics, 29(1), 164–175.
Reuning, Kevin and Sean McElwee. 2022. “The precarious: how American voters view the working class.” Politics, Groups and Identities, 10(5):788-806.
Reuning, Kevin, Anne Whitesell, and A. Lee Hannah. 2022. “Facebook algorithm changes may have amplified local republican parties” Research & Politics. April-June 2022:1-6.
Hassell, Hans J. G., Matthew R. Miles and Kevin Reuning. 2022. “Does the Ideology Ideology of the Newsroom Affect the Provision of Media Slant?” Political Communications 39(2):184-201. Replication materials
Bucci, Laura and Kevin Reuning. 2021. “The State of Labor in the Democratic Party Coalition.” Party Politics. 27(6):1243-1253
Reuning, Kevin and Lee Ann Banaszak. 2020. “Measuring Protest for Comparisons: Multi-Dimensional Scaling of Action, Message, and Community” Mobilization 25(3):339-363
Reuning, Kevin and Eric Plutzer. 2020. “Valid vs. Invalid Straightlining: When is Straightlining a Good Indicator of Poor Data Quality?” Survey Research Methods 14(5):439-459
Fariss, Christopher J., Michael R. Kenwick and Kevin Reuning. 2020. “Estimating One-Sided Killings from a Robust Measurement Model of Human Rights” Journal of Peace Research 57(6):801–814.
Reuning, Kevin. 2020. “Mapping Influence: Partisan Networks Across the United States, 2000 to 2016” State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 20(3):267-291. Replication materials. Networks available here
Reuning, Kevin and Nick Dietrich. 2019. “Media Coverage, Public Interest, and Support in the 2016 Republican Invisible Primary.” Perspectives on Politics, 17:2. Replication materials.
Reuning, Kevin, Michael R. Kenwick and Christopher J. Fariss. 2019. “Exploring the Dynamics of Latent Variable Models.” Political Analysis, 27(4):503-517. Replication materials.
Editor Reviewed Publications
Cooney, Samantha R., Patrick J. Gauding, Anna A. Meier, and Kevin Reuning. 2022. “Community, Solidarity, and Collective Power: The Role of Graduate Student Organizations and Graduate Worker Unions” in Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond, eds. Kevin G. Lorentz II, Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marin Hellwege, Davin Phoenix, and J. Cherie Strachan. American Political Science Association.
Fariss, Christopher J., Michael R. Kenwick, and Kevin Reuning. 2020. “Measurement models.” Chap 20 in SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations, eds. Luigi Curini and Robert Franzese.
“Counting Crowds: Measuring Contentious Political Action across the United States” with Jay Ulfeder and Chris Fariss.
“Outside the Convention: Partisan Activism and Protestor Motivations at the 2016 RNC and DNC” with Lee Ann Banaszak.
“Shifting Coalitions: The Effect of Extended Party Networks on State Legislature Ideology”
Editor Reviewed Blog Posts
“Local Republican Parties on Facebook Spread Claims of Fraud.” 3Streams with Anne Whitesell and A. Lee Hannah
“Local political parties are more likely to use Facebook than websites to connect with voters.” LSE: American Politics and Policy Blog with A. Lee Hannah, Anne Whitesell, Tim Binnig (Miami student), Emily Cain (Miami student), Austin Lucous (Wright State student), and Whitney Tyler (Wright State student)
“Who were the protesters at the Democratic National Convention this week?” The Monkey Cage. with Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Patricia Posey. July 29 2016
“Three surprising facts about the protesters at the Republican National Convention”The Monkey Cage. with Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Patricia Posey. July 24 2016
- Project covered in: The Chronicle of Higher Education and USA Today
“Donald Trump has nothing left to gain from media coverage.” The Monkey Cage. with Nick Dietrich. January 15th 2016
|POL 306: Applied Research Methods: Fall 2018; Spring 2019; Fall 2019; Spring 2020; Fall 2020; Spring 2021; Spring 2022; Fall 2022|
|POL 345U: Social Movements and Protest: Fall 2018; Spring 2020; Fall 2020; Spring 2021; Spring 2022|
|POL 345Y: Class and Inequality in American Politics: Fall 2019; Spring 2021; Fall 2022|
Pennsylvania State University
|PL SC 426: Political Parties and Interest Groups: May 2017|
- Small Power: How Local Parties Shape Elections. By David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. New York in Perspectives on Politics
“Fascism in Contemporary America” as part of the center for Global Studies’ International Education Week. Penn State, October 24, 2017
“The Strategies of Protest: Action, Message, and Community” with Lee Ann Banaszak. Case Western Reserve University, March 29, 2017.
“Explaining Loss and Victory: How Local Parties Explain Election Outcomes” 2021 American Political Science Association with Anne Whitesell and Lee Hannah.
“Conceptualizing and Measuring Social Class in the United States” 2019 American Political Science Association with Sean McElwee
“The State of Labor in the Democratic Party Coalition” 2019 State Politics and Policy Conference with Laura Bucci
“Divided Donors, Divided Parties: The Impact of State Party Networks on Legislative Polarization” 2019 Midwest Political Science Association
“The Ideology of Media Outlets” 2019 Midwest Political Science Association with Hans J.G. Hassell and Matthew R. Miles
“Outside the Convention: Partisan Activism and Protester Motivations at the 2016 RNC and DNC” with Lee Ann Banaszak
- Methodological Challenges of Surveying Right-Wing Demonstrations and Protests in CEE, Warsaw, Poland
- 2017 American Sociological Association
- 2017 American Political Science Association
“State Parties Coalitions In and Outside the Legislature” 2018 PolNet
“Shifting Coalitions: The Effect of Extended Party Networks on State Legislature Ideology” 2017 American Political Science Association
“Exploring the Dynamics of Latent Variable Models” with Michael R. Kenwick and Christopher J. Fariss.
- QuaSSI Colloquium Series, March 2, 2017
- Varieties of Democracy Modeling Week, University of Gothenburg, October 11-14, 2016
- 2016 American Political Science Association
“The Tea Party Movement’s Short Romance with Annual Protest Demonstrations” with John McCarthy, Patrick Rafail and Hyun Woo Kim. 2016 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
“Measuring Variation in State Party Networks, 2004 to 2014.” 2016 State Politics and Policy Conference
“Does Childhood Experience with War Deaths Affect One’s Attitude toward the Use of Force?” with Ted Chen and Chuyu Liu.
- 2016 Peace Science Society Conference
- 2016 International Studies Association Conference
“Party Fractionalization and Protest Inside and Outside the Convention” with Lee Ann Banaszak and Karen Beckwith. 2016 Center for American Political Responsiveness at Pennsylvania State University
“Parties, Protest, and Political Opportunity.” 2015 European Consortium of Political Research Conference
|Substantive:||Social movements, protest, American political parties, and collective action.|
|Methodology:||Measurement models, social network analysis, and time series.|
Awards & Fellowships
- Student Recognition of Teaching Excellence for Fall 2020
- Quantitative Social Science Institute (QuaSSI) Predoctoral Fellow, 2016-2017
- University Graduate Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013-2018
|Chair:||Jacob Bemis, Wilson Maier, Lily Wilmont (2022);|
|Emily Cain, Blake Mullenix (2021); Virginia Bulger (2019)|
|Committee:||Shannan Lunar (2021); Sara Carnahan, Muriel Truax (2020)|
Alex Dyer (2022); Alex Foltz (2021)
Service to the Discipline
|Journal/Edited Volume Reviewer: American Journal of Political Science; American Review of Politics; American Sociological Review (2); Ask: Research and Methods; British Journal of Political Science; Journal of Adolescence; Journal of International Communication; Labor Studies Journal; Mobilization; Perspectives on Psychological Sciences; Political Analysis; Public Opinion Quarterly; Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; State Politics and Policy Quarterly; Science; and Sociological Forum|
|Book Manuscript Proposal Review: Cambridge University Press.|
|Full Manuscript Review: Princeton University Press.|
Service to the University
- Representative, Miami University Senate (Fall 2021 -)
- Alternate, Data Analytics Degree Program Steering Committee (Fall 2018-)
Department of Political Science:
- Member, Mentoring Task Force (Fall 2019 -)
- Member, American Politics Field Committee (Fall 2018 -)
- Member, Political Theory and Methodology Committee (Fall 2018 -)
- Member, Colloquium Committee (Fall 2018 - Spring 2021)
- Member, Awards Committee (Fall 2018 -)
- Member, Graduate Studies (Fall 2020 -)
Pennsylvania State University
- Graduate Representative, Pennsylvania State University Faculty Senate November 2016 - Spring 2018
- Organizer, Social Movement Research Group Fall 2015 - Spring 2018
- Record Keeper, Coalition of Graduate Employees Spring 2016 - Spring 2017
- Liberal Arts Delegate, Graduate and Professional Student Association Spring 2016 - November 2016
- President, Graduate Association of Political Science Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
- American Political Science Association
- Political Organizations and Parties Section
- State Politics and Policy Section
- Class and Inequality Section
- Midwest Political Science Association
|Statistics:||R, STATA, STAN|