Tim Groeling

Associate Professor & Chair

UCLA Communication Studies Department   

2322 Rolfe Hall

UCLA Box 951538

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1538

Office Phone: (310) 267-4646

groeling@ucla.edu

PDF Version: groelingvita130901.pdf



Education 

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2001, University of California at San Diego.

B.A. in Political Science, 1992, DePauw University. Honors, magna cum laude.

Books

When Politicians Attack: Party Discipline and the Media. Cambridge University Press. 2010.

  1. Winner, 2011 Goldsmith Book Prize

  2. Winner, 2012 Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award

  3. Reviews: Paul  Brewer (BrewerReview.pdf), Jonathan M. Ladd (LaddReview.pdf), Doris Graber (GraberReview.pdf), Danielle Vinson (VinsonReview.pdf)

War Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War. Princeton University Press. 2009 (with Matthew Baum).

  1. Reviews: Jeffrey Cohen (CohenReview.pdf), Stephen Walt (WaltReview.pdf),  David Paletz (PaletzReview.pdf), Nel Ruigrok (RuigrokReview.pdf)

Other Publications

“The Longest War Story: Elite Rhetoric, News Coverage, and the Framing of the War in Afghanistan.” In Shaping Societies for War: Public Support, strategic narratives and the war in Afghanistan, 2001 until the present. Edited by Beatrice De Graaf and Jens Ringsmose. Forthcoming. Routledge.

Media Bias by the Numbers: Challenges and Opportunities in the Empirical Study of Partisan News.” Forthcoming, Annual Review of Political Science.

Book review of Susan Herbst’s Rude Democracy. 2012. Perspectives on Politics. 10: 1078-1079.

Political Communication at UCLA.” 2011. The Political Communication Report.

Book review of Patrick Sellers’ Cycles of Spin: Strategic Communication in the U.S. Congress.  Political Communication. Winter 2011.

Book review of Jeffrey Cohen’s Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age. 2011. Public Opinion Quarterly. 75: 813-816.

“Reality Asserts Itself: Public Opinion on Iraq and the Elasticity of Reality.” 2010. International Organization. 64: 443-479. (with Matthew Baum). [BaumGroelingIO.pdf]

Book review of Geoffrey Baym’s From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News. 2010. International Journal of Press and Politics.

“Journalists’ Incentives and Media Coverage of Elite Foreign Policy Evaluations.” 2009. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 26: 437-470. (with Matthew Baum). [GroelingBaumCMPS.pdf]

“Shot by the Messenger: An Experimental Examination of the Effects of Party Cues on Public Opinion Regarding National Security and War.” 2009. Political Behavior 31: 157-186.  (with Matthew Baum). [SpringerLink pdf, html]

“Who’s the Fairest of them All? An Empirical Test for Partisan Bias on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox News.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. 38: 631-657. 2008. [Wiley InterScience Links: pdf, html]

“Crossing the Water’s Edge: Elite Rhetoric, Media Coverage, and the Rally-Round-the-Flag Phenomenon.” 2008. Journal of Politics. 70: 1065-1085. (with Matthew Baum).[Cambridge Journal  link: abstract, pdf, html]

“New Media and the Polarization of American Political Discourse.” 2008. Political Communication. 25: 345 - 365. (with Matthew Baum. Selected as the Best Article Published in 2008 by the American Political Science Association’s Information Technology & Politics section). [Informaworld link pdf, html]

The Sprint.” UCLA Newsroom 2008 Presidential Election blog.

The Tube on the Trail.” Britannica.com Primary Election 2008 site. 

Groeling, Tim. 2006. “I am, iMovie: Video Editing in a Political Communication Class.Political Communication Report. International Communication Association & American Political Science Association, Vol. 16 No. 2.

Study guide and companion web site for the third edition of Samuel Kernell and Gary Jacobson's 2005. The Logic of American Politics. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

“What Gets Covered?: How Media Coverage of Elite Debate Drives the Rally-'Round-the-Flag Phenomenon, 1979-1998.” 2005. In In the Public Domain: Presidents and the Challenges of Public Leadership. Han, Lori Cox and Diane Heith, editors. (with Matthew Baum).

“The Democratization of Video.” 2003. The Political Science Educator. American Political Science Association Undergraduate Education Section Newsletter.

Book review of Lori Cox Han’s Governing From Center Stage: White House Communication Strategies During the Television Age of Politics. 2002. Political Science Quarterly.

“United We Fall: Unified Government and Divided Party Communication.” 2002. American Political Science Association Legislative Studies Section Extension of Remarks Newsletter.

Study guide and companion web site for the second edition of Samuel Kernell and Gary Jacobson's The Logic of American Politics. 2002. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

When Politicians Attack: The Causes, Contours and Consequences of Partisan Communication. 2001. Doctoral Dissertation, UCSD. Dissertation committee included Samuel Kernell (Chair), Gary Jacobson, Gary Cox, Daniel Hallin, and Michael Schudson.

"Congress, the President, and Party Competition Via Network News," with Samuel Kernell. 2000. In Jon Bond and Richard Fleisher, eds, Polarized Politics: Congress and the President in a Partisan Era. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Study guide and companion web site for Kernell and Jacobson's The Logic of American Politics. 2000. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

"Is Network News Coverage of the President Biased?" 1998. Journal of Politics. 60: 1063-1087. November 1998 (with Samuel Kernell). [JSTOR link pdf]

Awards and Honors

2012 Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award, awarded by the National Communication Association for the best political communication book published in the past two years.

2011 Goldsmith Prize for When Politicians Attack, awarded to the “academic book published in the United States in the last 24 months that best fulfills the objective of improving democratic governance through an examination of the intersection between the media, politics and public policy.”

2011 Kenneth L. Sokoloff Fellow, Center for American Politics and Public Policy.

Best 2008 Journal Article, American Political Science Association’s Information Technology & Politics section (with Matthew Baum)

Brian P. Copenhaver Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology

Nominee, Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Communication Studies Teaching Award (UCLA)

Apple Distinguished Educator

UCSD: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Political Science Department), Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Urban Studies and Planning Program), University of California Regent’s Scholar

DePauw University: Stephen J. Sellet Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior in Political Science, Society of Professional Journalists Outstanding Graduate in Journalism, Phi Beta Kappa, Honor Scholar, Distinguished Rector Scholar, Eisenhower Scholar, Poynter Scholar

Fellowships and Grants

2011,  $5,000, Kenneth L. Sokoloff Fellowship

2011,  $1,000, UCLA Senate Research-Enabling Grant

2010,  $1,800,000, National Science Foundation CNS  1028381  CDI-Type II: Collaborative Research: Joint Image-Text Parsing and Reasoning for Analyzing Social and Political News PI: Song-Chun Zhu.  Co-PIs: Francis Steen and Chengxiang Zhai

2010,  $1,000, UCLA Senate Research-Enabling Grant

2009,  $7,000, UCLA Senate Faculty Grants program

2008,  $150, Office for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Minigrant

2008,  $21,000, Office for Instructional Development Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs (CIIP) Grant (co-PI Francis Steen)

2007,  $10,000, Committee on Research Faculty Research Grant (co-PI Matthew Baum)

2007,  $1,875, Office for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Grant (co-PI Francis Steen)

2006,  $610, Office for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Minigrant

2006,  $1,000, Council on Research, Research Enabling Grant

2005,  $550, Office for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Minigrant

2005,  $500, Office for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Minigrant

2005,  $150, for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Minigrant

2004,  $20,000, Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation Faculty Research Grant (co-PI Matthew Baum, UCLA)

2004,  $2,000, Committee on Research Faculty Grants Program

2004,  $1,000, Copenhaver Award

2003,  $500, Office for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Minigrant

2003,  $150, Office for Instructional Development Instructional Improvement Minigrant

2002,  $25,000, UCOP TLtC (Teaching, Learning, and technology Center) planning grant (John Woolley, UC Santa Barbara (PI))

Other Professional Activities

Referee, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Foreign Policy Analysis, the International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Politics, Journalism, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Politics and Policy, Polity, Public Opinion Quarterly, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Social Science Quarterly, and Timeshare Experiments in Social Sciences.

Co-Founder, Startup UCLA.

UCLA Mobile Steering Committee (2011-present)

UCLA College Commencement Speaker Committee (2011-present)

UCLA Committee on Committees (2009-2010)

UCLA Faculty Committee on Educational Technology (2005-2008)

Educational Technology Committee for UCLA Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation

Co-Principal Investigator, UCLA Communication Studies Archive

Contributor, UCLA Newsroom Election Blog 2008

Contributor, Encyclopedia Britannica’s Campaign 2008 Blog

Media appearances: ABC radio, the Arizona Republic, the Associated Press, The Australian, the Bay Citizen, Excelsior newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, KABC-TV, Korea Broadcasting Systems, La Opinión, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Radio France, Arizona Republic, Reuters, Scientific American, Televisa, the UCLA Daily Bruin, UCLA Today, UCLA Gateway, the Washington Guardian, and the Washington Times.

Faculty Lecturer, Bruin Professionals, Chancellor’s Associates, UCLA Conference Center and Bruin Woods, Global Security Seminar, Undergraduate Admissions “Bruin Academic Experience,” UCLA Extension, On the Road lecture series, Parent’s Weekend, Spring Leadership Event, and Young Alumni Development Council Retreat.

Conference and Professional Presentations

Faculty discussant, “Ideology, Public Opinion and Media.” 2012 Cal-APSA graduate student conference, Los Angeles.

“War Through Red- and Blue-Colored Glasses: Partisan News Self-Selection and Public Opinion on the NATO Intervention in Libya.” Paper prepared for the cancelled 2012 meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA (with Matthew Baum).

“Roundtable on Assumed Transmission.” Roundtable prepared for the cancelled 2012 APSA Political Communication Section Pre-Conference.

“War Through Red- and Blue-Colored Glasses: Partisan News Self-Selection and Public Opinion on the NATO Intervention in Libya.” Presentation to the 2012 Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego (with Matthew Baum).

Is Neutral News a Thing of the Past?” Keynote speaker, 2012 UCLA Spring Leadership Event.

“The Art of Conversation.” Panelist, UCLA Young Alumni Development Council Retreat. 2012.

Panelist, “SOPA-PIPA: A Discussion of the Proper Role of Government in Regulating Intellectual Property Online.” Arsalyn Program Panel, UCLA.

“The Longest War Story: Elite Rhetoric, Public Opinion, and the War in Afghanistan. Paper Presented at the 2011 APSA Political Communication Section Pre-Conference (with Matthew Baum).

“War Stories.” Presentation to the 2011 Meeting of the International Studies Association (with Matthew Baum).

Discussant, UC Irvine Center for the Study of Democracy’s Conference on Internet, Voting, and Democracy. 2011.

“Partisanship and the News: An Overview.” UCLA Political Science brownbag seminar. February 28, 2011.

“What’s Interesting about 2010?” Presentation to the Second Annual Media & Politics Symposium, sponsored by Washington State University’s Foley Institute and Murrow College of Communication. October 28, 2010 (other panelists were Patricia Moy and Roderick Hart).

Guest lecture to Fall 2010 UCLA Political Science 260A-1 (Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process) course; Lynn Vavreck, instructor.

Rich Technology and Lean Budgets: Using Instructional Technology to Teach Smarter, Not Harder.” 2010. Keynote speech given to the University of California system’s Computing Services Conference. [UCCSC_keynote.pdf, elluminate recording of speech (requires elluminate java download)]

“Who Cleans Up When the Party’s Over? The Decline of Partisan Media and Rise of Split-Ticket Voting in the 20th Century.” Paper presented at the 2009 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (with Erik Engstrom). (GroelingEngstromAPSA2009.pdf)

“Uniting Political Communication Theory and Pedagogy – Opportunities and Challenges in the Classroom During the 2008 Election.” Roundtable discussion, American Political Science Association Political Communication Pre‐Conference. September 2, 2009 (with Danna Goldthwaite Young, Michael Delli Carpini, and Lindsay Hoffman).

“iTunes U and You: Expanding the Classroom.” UCLA BruinTech Seminar. May 21, 2009 (with Jay Phelan and Richard Muller).

“Reflections on the Presidential Election.” UCLA School of Public Affairs Post-Election Roundtable. November 6, 2008 (with Lynn Vavreck, Frank Gilliam, Mark Kleiman, Paul Ong, Gary Orfield, Mark Sawyer, Michael Tesler, and Ryan Enos).

“Iraq and the Elasticity of Reality: A Study of the Dynamics of Media Coverage and Public Opinion Regarding the Iraq War.” Paper presented at the 2008 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (with Matthew Baum).

“Sins of the Father: Does Scandalous News Undermine Social Trust?” Paper presented at the 2008 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (with Jeffrey Linneman).

Democratizing the Study of Television News: The UCLA Digital Civic Learning Initiative. [wmv format video]" Plenary speaker at the UC conference on Teaching, Learning and Technology, June 2008.

Sins of the Father: Does Scandalous News Undermine Social Trust?” Paper presented at the May 2008 Meeting of the International Communication Association (with Jeffrey Linneman).

Tidings of Battle: Polarizing Media and Public Support for the Iraq War.” Paper presented at the May 2008 Meeting of the International Communication Association (with Matthew Baum).

"Crashing the Gatekeepers: The Newsworthiness of Political News Online." Paper presented at the 2007 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (with Matthew Baum).

"Iraq and the "Fox Effect": An Examination of Polarizing Media and Public Support for International Conflict" Paper presented at the 2007 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (with Matthew Baum).

Higher Education Leadership Summit, Stanford Wallenberg Center. 2007. Sponsored participant.

"Shot by the Messenger: An Experimental Examination of the Effects of Party Cues on Public Opinion Regarding National Security and War.” 2007. Paper presented to the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies’ Research Conference on Issue Framing (with Matthew Baum).

“Profcasting: An Overview” UCLA Podcasting Seminar, April 17, 2007.

“Rally ‘Round the Party: An Experimental Examination of Party Cues and Public Opinion.” Paper presented at 2006 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (With Matthew Baum).

“Scandal, Gender, and Tabloid News: An Experimental Examination of News Preferences for Scandalous News.” Paper presented at 2006 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (With Matthew Baum and Martie Haselton).

“The Silent Majority? - An Experimental Examination of Collective Action Problems in On-line Course Discussion.” Paper presented to the 2006 Higher Education Leadership Summit, Saratoga, CA.

“Scandal, Gender, and Tabloid News: An Experimental Examination of News Preferences for Scandalous News.” Poster presented to the Preconference on Evolutionary Psychology of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (with Martie Haselton and Matthew Baum).

“Resetting the Index: Media Bias and Elite Foreign Policy Evaluations, 1979-2003.” Paper presented at 2005 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (With Matthew Baum).

“MacCreative.org: A Vision of a Creative and Design Resource for Educators and Students.” Apple Summer Institute, San Jose, CA. July, 2005 (with John Woody, Brian Winn, Howard Simkins, Phil Shackleton, Ted Scalzo, Jan Millsapps, and Alan Labb).

Sponsored participant. 2004 Media Tenor Conference (Bonn, Germany).

"Crossing the Water’s Edge: Elite Rhetoric, Media Coverage and the Rally-Round-the-Flag Phenomenon, 1979-2003" Paper presented at the 2004 meeting of the American Political Science Association (With Matthew Baum). Subsequently presented at Harvard, Wisconsin, and Stanford colloquia by Baum.

“Circling the Firing Squad: A Six-Year Examination of Partisan Support and Discord in the Evening News" Paper presented at the 2004 meeting of the American Political Science Association. (With S. Robert Lichter).

“Digital Ideation and Planning: Enhancing the Digital Media Design and Production Process.” Apple Distinguished Educators Conference. Presentation and white paper. Monterrey Bay, CA. July 24, 2004. (With John Woody, Rafael Luzio, Brian Winn, Jan Millsapps, Anton Harfmann, Howard Simkins, and Lori Friedman).

“What Gets Covered?: How Media Coverage of Elite Debate Drives the Rally-'Round-the-Flag Phenomenon, 1979-1998.” Paper presented to the 2003 IGCC Junior Faculty Colloquium on International Relations. (With Matthew Baum).

“What Gets Covered?: How Media Coverage of Elite Debate Drives the Rally-'Round-the-Flag Phenomenon, 1979-1998.” Paper presented to the 2003 meeting of the American Political Science Association. (With Matthew Baum).

“Circling the Firing Squad: An Experiment Examining Divided Communication in Unified Government.” Paper presented to the 2003 meeting of the American Political Science Association.

“When Politician’s Attack: An Experimental Examination of Partisan Message Effects on Public Opinion.” Poster presented to the 2002 meeting of the American Political Science Association.

Discussant and panel chair, 2002 meeting of the American Political Science Association.

“Man Bites President: The Political Implications of Intra-Party Conflict in the News.” Paper presented to the 2002 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

Moderator for symposium “My Life As A Blog: How Internet Weblogs Are Changing the Shape of the Media”, UCLA Law School, March 2002.

Panel chair, 2002 Meeting of the Western Political Science Association.

Media and Politics Division Chair and Panel Chair, 2002 Meeting of the Western Political Science Association.

“United We Fall: Unified Government and Divided Party Communication.” Paper presented in the Legislative Studies Section’s Extension of Remarks Newsletter, January 2002.

“With Enemies Like These: The Silver Lining of Divided Government.” Paper presented to the 2001 meeting of the American Political Science Association.

“Too Rich for My Blood: Factor Costs and the ‘Democratic Peace.’” Poster presented to the 2001 meeting of the American Political Science Association.

Discussant and panel chair, 2000 meeting of the American Political Science Association.

"Push vs. Pull: How Citizens Choose and Use Campaign Information." Poster presented at the 2000 summer meeting of the Political Methodology group.

Invited panelist for a round-table on inter-branch relations and partisan politics.  2000 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

"Making On-Line Discussion Work," with Michael Molloy. Poster presented at the 2000 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

"Virtual Discussion: Web-based Discussion Forums in Political Science.” Paper presented at the 1999 meeting of the American Political Science Association.

Invited panelist, conference on Congress and the President in an Era of Partisan Politics. Texas A&M University, February 5-6, 1999.

"When Presidents and their Congressional Party Disagree: Public Competition to Communicate a Party Label," with Samuel Kernell. Paper presented at the 1998 meeting of the American Political Science Association. 

"Breaking the Eleventh Commandment: Intra-Party Conflict and Presidential Approval." Poster presented at the 1998 summer meeting of the Political Methodology group. 

"Determinants in Network News Decisions to Conduct and Broadcast Presidential Approval Polls," with Samuel Kernell. Paper presented at the 1995 meeting of the American Political Science Association. 

Academic Work History

Communication Studies Department, UCLA Los Angeles, CA. Associate Professor and Department Chair. 2010-present.

Communication Studies Department, UCLA Los Angeles, CA. Associate Professor and Vice Chair. 2009-2010.

Communication Studies Department, UCLA Los Angeles, CA. Assistant Professor.
2001-2009.

UCSD. Visiting Professor.  Taught a large, upper-division class on Mass Media and Politics (Political Science 102f). 1998, 2000, 2001.

RA for Samuel Kernell, Amy Bridges, Elisabeth Gerber, and Alan Houston

TA for Samuel Kernell, Nathaniel Beck, Alan Houston, Peter Irons, Gary Jacobson, Steven Lincoln, Arthur Lupia, Mathew McCubbins, Keith Pezzoli, and Glenn Smith.

Other Work Experience

Center for Teaching Development, UCSD  La Jolla, CA. 1998 - 2001
Instructional Development Specialist and TA Consultant.

Center for Post-Soviet Studies, Chevy Chase, MD. 1993. 
Administrative Assistant.

Macmillan Computer Publishing, Indianapolis, IN. 1992-1993, Summer 1991. 
Intern, Production Technician.  

The DePauw student newspaper, Greencastle, IN. 1989-1992.
Editor-in-Chief (1992). Previously held staff positions as managing editor, production manager, commentary editor, assistant production manager, production assistant, columnist, and writer.

Late Night with David Letterman, New York, NY. Summer 1990.
Talent/Research Intern. 

The Muncie Star newspaper, Muncie, IN. Winter Term 1990.
Intern.

Purdue Extension (Delware County Office), Muncie, IN. Summer 1989. 
Summer Assistant Youth Agent.

Indiana House of Representatives, Indianapolis, IN. Winter Term 1989.
House Democratic Caucus Intern.

 
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