Faculty & Staff
Brian Robert Calfano
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 1201 Crosley Tower
Brian Calfano (Ph.D., University of North Texas) teaches experimental design, research methods, and politics and media. He conducts research on marginalized groups, political information use, religion and politics, and journalistic coverage of political events.
Brian is the co-author of God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion (Temple University Press, 2013) and A Matter of Discretion: The Political Behavior of Catholic Priests in the U.S. and Ireland (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles in numerous journals including Political Research Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Behavior, Social Science Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and PS: Political Science and Politics.
Brian's experience in applied politics includes serving as policy advisor for the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. He is also a political reporter and producer for Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
- (PI), Calfano, Brian, Human Relations in the City of Pittsburgh, PA, Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2017 Professional Service Agreement), $25,000.00. 03/20/2017 to 03/19/2018. Status: Awarded.
- (Collaborator), Calfano, Brian; Jennings, Nancy, The Common Ground Project, Scripps Howard Foundation. (Common Ground), $10,000.00. 06/30/2017 to 12/31/2018. Status: Active.