Professor of Political Science; Director of Big Data and Quantitative Initiatives
Dr. Costas Panagopoulos is professor of political science and director of big data and quantitative initiatives within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. A leading expert on campaigns and elections, voting behavior, political psychology, campaign finance, and experimental research, Dr. Panagopoulos has been part of the Decision Desk team at NBC News since the 2006 election cycle. He is also editor of American Politics Research, a peer-reviewed journal published by Sage.
Panagopoulos came to Northeastern from Fordham University where he was a professor in the political science department, director and founder of the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy and the graduate program in elections and campaign management, and an adjunct professor of quantitative methods at Columbia University. In 2015-2016, Dr. Panagopoulos was visiting professor of political science and resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He was selected by the American Political Science Association as a Congressional Fellow during 2004-2005, and he served in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).... Read more about
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