Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
An expert on political campaigns, Dr. Jamieson has received numerous teaching and service awards including the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award, the University of Pennsylvania’s highest teaching award. She is the recipient of many fellowships and grants including support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Ford Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation and The Carnegie Corporation of New York. Dr. Jamieson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the International Communication Association.
She is the author or co-author of 15 books including: unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation (Random House, 2007), The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics (Cambridge, 2004); The Press Effect (Oxford, 2003); Everything You Think You Know about Politics . . . and Why You’re Wrong(Basic Books, 2000); Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy (Oxford, 1992); Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership (Oxford, 1995); and Spiral of Cynicism: Press and Public Good (Oxford, 1997). She received the Speech Communication Association’s Golden Anniversary Book Award for Packaging the Presidency (Oxford, 1984) and the Winans Wichelns Book Award for Eloquence in an Electronic Age (Oxford, 1988). She has authored Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment (Oxford, 2008), written with Joseph N. Capella, and Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words(University of Chicago Press, 2008), written with Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Most recently she authored with Kate Kenski and Bruce W. Hardy The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election (Oxford, 2010), During the 2004 and 2008 general election, Jamieson regularly appeared on NOW with Bill Moyers and The Newshour.