Dr. Alison Dagnes is Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.
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 on the topic of the modern political media. She has also edited two books on political scandal. Dr. Dagnes is currently completing a new book on polarization and political media. Prior to receiving her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dr. Dagnes was a producer for C-SPAN in Washington, DC which is not as boring as it sounds.