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Dr. Jangsup Choi

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Ferguson Social Science 161
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Dr. Jangsup Choi received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Texas Tech University with an emphasis on American Politics and Comparative Politics. His dissertation investigated the conditional nature of the U.S. Senator’s ideological congruence to constituent preferences. Before joining Texas A&M University-Commerce, he had taught American Government and American Public Policy at Texas Tech University, American Political Parties, American State and Local Government, and American Government and Policy at the University of Texas at Brownsville. His teaching interests include Political Behavior, American Political Parties, Public Opinion, American Presidency, and Data Analysis. 

He was selected as 2017-18 Faculty Fellow for Teaching & Learning. As a Faculty Fellow, he completed the project “The Use of Open Textbooks and Student Learning experiences” by successfully conducting two waves of the survey to assess student motivation, preference, interests, satisfaction, and performance in using and reading the textbooks. The survey data have been extensively used to write research papers to explore student learning outcomes and class performance as well as student satisfaction, ultimately enhancing student learning experiences. He also received Faculty Senate Award for Professional Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity in 2018. 

His research interests involve political behavior, campaigns and elections, U.S. Congress, and Asian politics, with special attention to the decision-making process largely influenced by institutional and electoral arrangements. His research paper, “Issue Preferences and the Voting Behavior of Muslim Americans in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Elections,” coauthored with Dennis Patterson and Gamal Gasim, was published on Politics and Religion. His recent publications have been appeared on International Area Studies Review, International Journal of Social Science Studies, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Korea Journal, Korea Observer, and The Korean Journal of Area Studies. He is currently working on a project investigating Korea’s foreign relations and the other assessing representation and strategic behavior in American politics.