Brendan Nyhan

Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College

Brendan Nyhan is Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Duke University in 2009 and served as a RWJ Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 2009-2011. His research focuses on political scandal; misperceptions about politics and health care; social networks; and applied statistical methods. Previously, he was co-editor of Spinsanity, a non-partisan watchdog of political spin that was syndicated in Salon and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also a co-author of All the President's Spin, a New York Times bestseller that named one of the ten best political books of 2004. He currently blogs about politics and the media at and can be reached at