Sarah Niebler is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Having grown up in Gettysburg, she is delighted to be back in south-central Pennsylvania after spending a decade living in various parts of the United States.
Sarah’s research and teaching interests are in American politics, specifically political behavior, campaigns and elections, and public opinion. Her scholarly work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Communication, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties, the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, American Politics Research, Society, and Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy. Additionally, her research and analysis has been featured on NPR’s “Hidden Brain”, and in The Hill and Roll Call, among others. Sarah earned her Ph.D. from the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During academic year 2012-2013, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she worked with a team of researchers conducing statewide public opinion surveys of TN voters.
As an undergrad, Sarah attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, where she double-majored in Political Science and Philosophy. Unable to turn down the opportunity to be the Assistant Director at Muhlenberg’s Institute of Public Opinion during the 2004 election, Sarah stayed in the Lehigh Valley, completing a Master’s in Political Science at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA). She then moved to Nashville (for the first time) where she worked as a research analyst for the Nashville REACH 2010 project.