Dr. Alison Dagnes is a Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Her book Super Mad at Everything All the Time: Political Media and Our National Anger was released by Palgrave Macmillan in March.

She is also the author of A Conservative Walks Into a Bar (2012) and Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics (2010), and she frequently speaks about the news media & humor. Dagnes has also edited two books on political scandal; Sex Scandals in American Politics (2011) and Scandal! (2013) which makes her something of an authority on the topic. Her father is so proud. 

Prior to receiving her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Alison Dagnes was a producer for C-SPAN in Washington, DC which is not as boring as it sounds.