Michaele ("Michelle") D. Myers is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor in Political Psychology. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of media effects, political psychology, and public opinion. Her work explores the role of individual differences and media use in how one forms and updates attitudes and beliefs, particularly those around politicized science and political topics. Michaele also has an interest in statistics and quantitative research methodology, having previously worked as a consumer insights analyst. She has spent time at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) studying advanced regression approaches with the Summer ICPSR program. You can learn more about Michaele's research interests by following her on Twitter at @mdmyersMA.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: History with Honors, University of Arizona, 2007 -
  • M.A.: Magazine Journalism, University of Sheffield, 2008 -
  • M.A.: Communication, University of Delaware, 2014 -


  • Science communication
  • Political communication
  • Mass media effects
  • Quantitative methodology & statistics
  • Political psychology