College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jayme Renfro

  • Political Science

    Faculty - Associate Professor of Political Science




    Degrees

    Ph.D., University of Nebraska
    M.P.A., California State University Northridge
    B.A., Loyola Marymount University

    Research Interests

    Political behavior, biology and politics, public policy

    Selected Publications

    Smith, K.B, and Neiman, J.L., eds. 2014. State and Local Government, 2014-2015 Edition. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.

    Smith, K.B, and Neiman, J., eds. 2013. State and Local Government, 2013-2014 Edition. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.  

    PytlikZillig, L., Wang, S., Harris, R., Hutchens, M., Neiman, J.L., and Tomkins, A. 2013. “The Varieties of Participant Engagement (VoPE) Measure: Measurement and Construct Validity across Two Samples and Contexts.” Journal of Public Engagement.

    "A Role for Conservative Guilt? Assessing the Relationship Between Guilt States and Ideology." With John C. Peterson and Frank Gonzalez. Accepted for the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. April 2014.

    "Legislative Communication Responsiveness and Constituent Education Levels: Three Field Experiments on State Legislators." Accepted for the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. April 2014.

    “Can the Stress of Voting be Reduced? A Test within the Context of the 2012 US Presidential Election.” With Israel Waismel-Manor, Jeff French, John Hibbing, and Kevin Smith. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. September 2013.

    “Representing the Unrepresented: Legislative Responsiveness, Constituent Demographics, and Policy Outcomes.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. April 2013. 

    “Does Mailing It In Stress You Out? Variation in Salivary Cortisol Levels Between Absentee and Polling Place Voters.” With John Hibbing and Kevin Smith. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. April 2013.