Travis N. Taylor, M.P.S., is a third-year Ph.D. student and teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky, where he is studying American political behavior and public policy. He has previously taught Campaigns & Elections, Politics of Law & Courts, and American Government courses at UK.

Travis’ primary research interests lie in campaigns, specifically in campaigns for non-federal offices. Within the realm of campaigns, Travis is interested in campaign effects, campaign communication, voter behavior, and candidate behavior. More broadly, he is interested in the political consultancy, political psychology, and U.S. elections.

In addition to a robust research agenda, Travis is actively engaged in the teaching of politics. He previously held instructional positions at the George Washington University and New York University, where he taught applied politics. In addition to teaching applied politics, Travis is interested in teaching courses on American political institutions, state and local government, campaigns and elections, politics of law and courts, political parties, public policy, and public administration.

Prior to beginning his doctoral work, Travis earned a Master’s Degree in Political Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana, and had a successful career as a campaign consultant.

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