Sam Rhodes, Ph.D. Political Scientist

​​I am a lecturer in the History and Political Science Department at Utah Valley University, where I teach American Heritage and American National Government. My research centers on political communication and political behavior in the United States. I am especially interested in the role that political misinformation (i.e., “fake news”) plays in the American political system.

​​Prior to beginning my graduate studies, I worked for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and the Maine State Legislature. I obtained my Ph.D. in political science from Washington State University in 2019 and my B.A. in political science from Shippensburg University in 2010.

​​​​I am a national park enthusiast and love to travel to new states and countries. As a devotee of government, I am attempting to visit every state capitol building in the United States.

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