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Political Science Faculty — Dr. Thomas Konda

Associate Professor

Dr. Konda received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, where he specialized in political communication, political psychology, and methodology. He teaches the introductory political methodology course along with an array of courses in the general area of American Politics.  His seminar on Political Persuasion is one of the "capstone" courses political science majors may take to meet their requirements. Dr. Konda also teaches a semi-regular course on Conspiracy Theories for the Honors Center.

Working closely with students, Dr. Konda has been the mentor of a National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholar Award winner and of a Redcay Award winner. Both students presented their research at Regional Professional meetings.

Dr. Konda's research interests focus on political belief systems, propaganda, and the mass media. His most recent professional paper dealt with the influence of television on political campaigns.


  • B.A., University of Alabama, History
  • M.A. University of New Orleans, Political Science
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Specializing in Political Communication, Political Psychology, and Methodology

Teaching Areas

  • Political Methodology
  • Political Economy
  • Political Movement
  • Political Persuasion  
  • Conspiracism

Research Areas

  • Political Belief Systems
  • Propaganda
  • Mass Media
  • Influence of Television on Political Campaigns


Contact Thomas Konda

Office: 149D Hawkins Hall
Phone: (518) 564-5829
Fax: (518) 564-4124
Email: kondatm@plattsburgh.edu