Above, I made sure to capture a picture of the Capitol in the days before the   government shutdown in October of 2013.  At left is the beautiful Red Cedar River that flows through MSU's campus, shown here during the fall when it is at its most stunning.

Hello, and welcome to my website!  My name is Bob Lupton, and I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. 

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My research examines public opinion and voting behavior in the United States, especially the influence of the foundational predispositions of ideology, core values and partisanship, as well as their contextual correlates, on citizens' orientations toward the political world.  Elite opinion—particularly that of party activists who shape the attitudes and behavior of elected officials and the mass public alike—is central to my research agenda. My scholarly interests extend to a range of questions involving political psychology and political cognition.

 

I hope that you will explore this site using the links above to my C.V., published research and teaching materials, as well as learn more about me and my personal interests.