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Alex Ruder, Ph.D.

Visiting Non-Resident Scholar
Areas of Expertise: 

Data Collection, Mining, and Analysis

Biography: 

Alex Ruder is a Visting Non-Resident Scholar at the Heldrich Center. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. Alex previously worked for the Bureau of Workforce Development in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, coordinating partnerships with some of Illinois’ largest employers and evaluating state workforce programs. His research interests include public administration, text analysis, American political institutions, mass media, and public policy. At Princeton University, he served as a teacher or preceptor for graduate and undergraduate courses in statistical theory and methods, and undergraduate courses in mass media and political theory.

Alex holds a B.A. from the University of Florida, a Master's in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Finance from the University of Chicago (Harris), an M.A. in Politics from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.

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