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Professor Mike McDevitt teaches courses in political communication, research methods and media ethics. He joined the CU faculty in 2001 after teaching at the University of New Mexico.
Prior to his teaching career he worked as a reporter and editorial writer for newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He conducts research in political socialization and journalism studies and is the principal investigator for “Colors of Socialization,” a project that explores the roles of media, schools and families in the cultivation of ideological identity among adolescents in red and blue states. In media sociology, he is working on a book, Where Ideas Go to Die: Anti-Intellectualism in American Journalism.
He holds a BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in communication from Stanford. He returned to Stanford in 2015 as a visiting scholar in the Center on Adolescence in the Graduate School of Education.