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Glen Smith, Ph.D

Glen Smith
Title: Professor
Phone: 678-717-3909

Office: Strickland Academic, 106, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: Media, Political Psychology, Research Methods


Dr. Smith was born and raised in upstate New York on beautiful Lake George. Following graduation, he moved west to pursue his graduate education in Wyoming and eventually Washington State. Dr. Smith began working at Gainesville State College in 2009, and joined the University of North Georgia following consolidation. Although his primary campus is in Gainesville, he currently lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife, son and five cats.

Courses Taught

  • American Government
  • Research Methods
  • Media and Politics
  • Political Behavior


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Washington State University, 2009
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Wyoming, 2005
  • B.A., Politics, SUNY Potsdam, 2003

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Smith's research focuses on how partisan media influence public opinion and political hostility.


Dr. Smith has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including: Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, and the International Journal of Press/Politics.

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