Jeanne Zaino

Senior Advisor at AT Public Sector; Professor of Political Science & International Studies at IC

Jeanne Zaino is the Carol S. Russett Award winning Professor of Political Science and International Studies in the School of Arts and Science at Iona College. She is regarded as an expert on electoral politics and her ideas have been widely used in governments, industries and organizations throughout the world. As a member of the Political Science faculty at Iona College, Professor Zaino teaches courses in American government, voting, elections, public opinion, political parties, presidency, congress, the courts, civil liberties, constitutional law, and research methods. During her tenure at Iona College she has served as Chair of the Political Science Department, Director of the Honors Program, and Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Science. Professor Zaino's research spans electoral litigation and the pedagogical benefits of metaphors. Her work has been published in journals as varied as Campaigns and Elections, Journal of Politics, Journal of Political Science Education, Dispute Resolution Journal, Education Week, Journal of Pastoral Counseling, and The Chronicles of Higher Education. Jeanne is the best-selling author of Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS, and Core Concepts in American Government. Professor Zaino is a frequent contributor on MSNBC, Headline News, Al Jazeera English, BBC, The O'Reilly Factor, CBS Early Morning, Road to City Hall/NY1, Fox News, First, TV 2 Norway, NTV Russia, WCBS NY, WNBC NY, WPIX Channel 11, Good Day New York, Richard French Live, Vietnam Cable TV, Taiwan TV, RT, The Couch, News12, Good Day Street Talk, & Fox's WVOX, RNN, AM 570. Her latest thinking is published in USA Today, The Washington Post, Varney & Co., Newsday, Huffington Post, The Albany Times Union, Fox News, The New Jersey Star Ledger, and the Journal News. She has also been quoted in publications as varied as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Real Clear Politics, New York Daily News, New York Post, Journal News, Wall Street Journal, Politico, International Business Times, and CBS News Interactive. She has done a good deal of radio, including National Public Radio’s Marketplace and All Things Considered, the Curtis Sliwa Show, and the Rita Cosby Show. Professor Zaino received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, from University of Connecticut where she studied as a University Scholar in 1992, and a two-time Master of Arts in Political Science, and Public Policy & Survey Research from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1993 and 1997. She was awarded her Doctorate in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2004, specializing in American National Government, Public Law, and Political Theory. She became a faculty member at Iona College in 2002, was tenured six years later, and received a full professorship in 2011.