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Graham P . Ramsden, PhD

Associate Professor

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College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science
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Graham P . Ramsden, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Graham Ramsden is an Associate Professor of political science, specializing in American elections and political behavior.  In addition, he teaches a seminar on Environmental Politics and Policy, and courses in research methodology and media politics.  He joined the Creighton faculty in 1990.   He is  active in the Environmental Studies Program, and directs the Washington, D.C. internship program for the department.
Born in Great Britain and raised in the United States, Dr. Ramsden received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa where he wrote his dissertation on the media strategies of presidential candidates during the 1988 Iowa caucuses.  He has presented papers on electoral politics at many professional conferences, and has published articles in Political Science Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, State and Local Government Review, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly.
Dr. Ramsden spends his summers in Vermont, where he flies gliders (sailplanes) as a member of the Sugarbush Soaring Association.

Teaching Interests

  • American Politics


Political Science and International Relations


Associate Professor


  • State Politics & Policy Quarterly
    State Legislative Campaign Finance Research: A Review Essay
    2:2, p. 176-198 2002
  • State and Local Government Review
    The Impact of Minnesota’s Political Contribution Refund Program on Small Donor Behavior in State House Races
    33:1, p. 32-41 2001
  • The History and Performance of Minnesota’s Publicly Funded Legislative Elections.” in Perspective on Minnesota Government and Politics, 4th edition 1998
  • Political Science Quarterly
    Media Coverage of Subjects and Candidates During Election Campaigns: What Balance of Coverage is Appropriate in a Democracy?
    111:1, p. 65 1996
  • Legislative Studies Quarterly
    The Public Financing of Legislative Elections: Lessons from Minnesota
    20:3, p. 361 1995

Editing and Reviews

  • Presidential Studies Quarterly
    Review of “Bad News: Where the Press Goes Wrong in the Making of the President,” by Robert Shogan
    32:3, p. 624-625 2002
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    Review of “Border Crossings: Christian Trespasses on Popular Culture and Public Affairs,” by Rodney Clapp. Journal of Religion and Society 2001