Professor Chapp teaches courses on research methodology and American political behavior. He received a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he studied American politics with an emphasis in political psychology. He previously taught at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (2011-2014), and as a Visiting Professor at St. Olaf (2008-2011). His research interests include political communication, campaigns and elections, religion and U.S. politics, and the politics of class and inequality. Professor Chapp is author of Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns, recently published by Cornell University Press. Professor Chapp is married and has two wonderful children.