Prior to joining Merrimack College, John Lovett was a visiting lecturer of political science at the University of Richmond. His work primarily focuses on the interaction between members of Congress and the political media, specifically how these interactions relate to public-policy discourse. His dissertation focused on how members of Congress use print media to engage in policy debate in an attempt to shift public policy on a specific issue.
Lovett’s current work also explores the role the political media (especially television media) plays in the selection of speakers on specific subject areas, as well as how policymakers engage different types of televised media.
Ph.D., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill