Dr. Alison Dagnes is Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, specializing in political media.

She is the author of Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics (2010) and A Conservative Walks Into a Bar (2012), 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 political scandals. Her father is so proud. 

Dr. Dagnes is currently completing a new book on polarization and political media which will be published before the nation breaks into another civil war. Hopefully. 

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.