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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Mershon Center for International Security Studies

William "Chip" EvelandProfessor
School of Communication 
112C Mershon Center
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B.A., University of Delaware (1991)
M.A., University of Delaware (1993)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (1997)

William "Chip" Eveland is a professor in the School of Communication with a research interest in the role of interpersonal as well as technologically mediated political communication (print newspapers, television, online news, online discussion networks) in developing informed and participatory citizens of democracy. His recent research has emphasized the contributions of political discussion and social network characteristics in communication effects.

With the support of a grant from the Mershon Center, he is currently analyzing recordings of "real world" political conversations and social network data to understand the content and structure of informal political discussions, and how they impact political knowledge and participation.

Eveland has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in major edited books. His published articles have won awards from the World Association for Public Opinion Research (2002) and the Political Communication division of the International Communication Association (2006).

His broader academic achievements have been recognized by the International Communication Association's "Young Scholar Award" (2003) and the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication's "Krieghbaum Under-40 Award" (2007). The University of Delaware recognized his contributions with the University of Delaware Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement (2008).

Faculty Links
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
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Mershon Projects
Mershon Center Conference of the Comparative National Elections Project, with Richard Gunther, William "Chip" Eveland, and Erik Nisbet (2016-17)
Consolidating and Institutionalizing the Comparative National Election Project (2014-15)
The Fourth Wave of Democratization and the Comparative National Elections Project, with Richard Gunther, Paul Beck, Erik Nisbet, and William Liddle (2013-14) 
Comparative National Elections Project, with Richard Gunther, Paul Beck, and Erik Nisbet (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13)
Understanding Informal Political Discussion of U.S. National Security (2010-11)