Dr. Thomas J Rudolph

Interim Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs, Professor
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Research Interests

  • Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Political Psychology

Education

  • PhD University of Minnesota, 2001

Distinctions / Awards

  • Alexander L. George Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology, 2016
  • Erik Erikson Award, International Society of Political Psychology, 2010
  • Distinguished Graduate Award, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • Emerging Scholar Award, Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association, 2007

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hetherington, Marc J, Meri T Long, and Thomas J Rudolph Revisiting the Myth: New Evidence of a Polarized Electorate Public Opinion Quarterly 80 2 2016, p. 321-350.
Rudolph, Thomas J The Measurement and Meaning of Responsibility Attributions American Politics Research 44 1 2016, p. 106-130.
Rudolph, Thomas J The Dynamics of Ambivalence American Journal of Political Science 55 3 2011, p. 561-573.
Popp, Elizabeth, and Thomas J. Rudolph A Tale of Two Ideologies Journal of Politics 73 3 2011, p. 808-820.
Rudolph, Thomas J, and Elizabeth Popp Race, Environment, and Interracial Trust Journal of Politics 72 1 2010, p. 1-16.
Rudolph, Thomas J Political Trust, Ideology, and Public Support for Tax Cuts Public Opinion Quarterly 73 1 2009, p. 144-158.
Rudolph, Thomas J, and Elizabeth Popp Bridging the Ideological Divide: Trust and Support for Social Security Privatization Political Behavior 31 3 2009, p. 331-351.
Hetherington, Marc J, and Thomas J. Rudolph Priming, Performance, and the Dynamics of Political Trust Journal of Politics 70 2 2008, p. 498-512.
Rudolph, Thomas J, and Elizabeth Popp An Information Processing Theory of Ambivalence Political Psychology 28 5 2007, p. 563-585.
Rudolph, Thomas J Triangulating Political Responsibility: The Motivated Formation of Responsibility Judgments Political Psychology 27 1 2006, p. 99-122.
Rudolph, Thomas J, and Jillian Evans Political Trust, Ideology, and Public Support for Government Spending American Journal of Political Science 49 3 2005, p. 660-671.
Rudolph, Thomas J Group Attachment and the Reduction of Value-Driven Ambivalence Political Psychology 26 6 2005, p. 905-928.
Rudolph, Thomas J Who's Responsible for the Economy? The Formation and Consequences of Responsibility Attributions American Journal of Political Science 47 4 2003, p. 697-712.
Grant, J. Tobin, and Thomas J. Rudolph Value Conflict, Group Affect, and the Issue of Campaign Finance American Journal of Political Science 47 3 2003, p. 453-469.
Rudolph, Thomas J Institutional Context and the Assignment of Political Responsibility Journal of Politics 65 1 2003, p. 190-215.

Books

Hetherington, Marc J, and Thomas J Rudolph Why Washington Won't Work: Polarization, Political Trust and the Governing Crisis Chicago University of Chicago 2015.
Grant, J. Tobin, and Thomas J. Rudolph Expression vs. Equality: The Politics of Campaign Finance Reform Columbus The Ohio State University Press 2004.

In The News

  • Republicans and Democrats “simply do not like each other to an unprecedented degree.” That was one striking conclusion of Illinois political science professor Thomas Rudolph  and co-author Marc Hetherington in their 2015 book “Why Washington Won’t Work.”