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Dr. Patrick Stewart
Office: 435 Old Main
Patrick A Stewart (B.A. University of Central Florida, 1988; M.A. University of Central Florida, 1991; Ph.D. Northern Illinois University, 1998) currently teaches classes in the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Program. His classes focus on public policy theory, public budgeting, environmental policy, and nonverbal communication in public organizations.
In addition to his book Debatable Humor: Laughing Matters on the 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign (2012), he has published research concerning nonverbal communication by politicians in the journals Political Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, White House Studies, The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, and Politics and the Life Sciences. His work on nonverbal communication by political leaders has been reported on by such popular outlets as The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, Wired, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, amongst others.
He is a certified Facial Action Coding System (FACS) coder whose current research concentrates on the emotional response of followers to leaders (and potential leaders). Specifically, he is researching audience laughter and applause in response to comments by candidates during presidential debates, how individuals respond to different types of facial displays by presidential candidates, and how the emotion of disgust influences political attitudes and opinions.
Dr. Stewart offers an explanation about the "Bullying in the NFL: Are Pro Football Players 'Mean Girls'?" on Psychology Today Blog Post by Gregg Murray, Ph.D. associate professor of PLSC at Texas Tech University. Plus, "Locker Room Bullying: Could it be a 'Laughing Matter'?".