Mary Currin-Percival

mary.prcvAssistant Professor 
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2006


Office: Clark Hall 406L
Office Hours:
TR 11:30am-1:00pm & by appointment
Office Phone: (408) 924-5569




Mary Currin-Percival earned her Ph.D in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside in 2006. She previously taught at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and while she loves Minnesota, she is delighted to be back in California and especially happy to be in the beautiful Bay Area. Her main areas of research are public opinion, the news media, and political participation. She is specifically interested in how citizens and journalists use and perceive public opinion polls. Her work has appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics, State and Local Government Review, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, International Migration, and Newspaper Research Quarterly. Her teaching interests include research methods, campaigns and elections, media and public opinion, and campaign advertising. She also serves as the Associate Research Director for the Survey and Policy Research Institute (SPRI) at San José State University.