Elections and Political Participation, Public Opinion, Teaching and Learning in Political Science
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0119
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2006
Mary Currin-Percival earned her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside in 2006. Her main areas of research are public opinion, political participation, and teaching and learning in political science. She and co-authors Larry Gerston, Terry Christensen, and Garrick Percival are completing the 15th edition of California Politics and Government: A Practical Approach, which will be published in January 2021. Her work has also appeared in journals including Journal of Political Science Education, 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, the presidency, politics and film, American and California government and politics, and campaign advertising. She also serves as the Director of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (IPACE) and for SJSU Votes! an on-campus voter registration, mobilization, and education initiative https://www.sjsuvotes.org. She also serves as the faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, Epsilon Iota chapter and as the Political Science Department Internship Coordinator. In her spare time, Professor Currin-Percival loves playing board games with her family, practicing Tae Kwon Do with her son Ethan, cooking, listening to music, cycling, hiking, and traveling.