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Chuck Taber received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1991 and has been on the faculty at Stony Brook University since 1989. Chuck has served as undergraduate and graduate director for the department of political science, as chair of the University Graduate Council, as chair of the President’s Task Force on Graduate and Professional Student Housing, as chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship, and as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on the Masters Initiative. He is currently Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Chuck has written books and articles in the fields of political psychology and computational modeling and most recently has contributed to the growing literature on the psychological mechanisms that drive public opinion. In 2000, he received the Paul Lazersfeld outstanding paper award from the American Political Science Association for a paper on the causes of bias in political reasoning, published in the American Journal of Political Science. Along with Milton Lodge, Chuck has developed an influential theory of unconscious thinking in political behavior and he has a forthcoming book on this topic from Cambridge University Press entitled The Rationalizing Voter.

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