Jacob Neiheisel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UB. Much of his research focuses on the effects of elite communication on members of the mass public. His work has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Communication, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, and Polity. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his B.A. at Denison University, where he also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor during the 2013-2014 academic year. He joined the department in the fall of 2014.