Rhodes’ expertise lies in the politics of K-12 education policymaking in the United States. He has studied the origins and development of standards, testing, and accountability policies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as citizens’ responses to and attitudes about these policies. He also studies how presidents relate to their political parties, and how this affects the development and implementation of public policies. He has worked with the U.S. State Department on a variety of programs to educate foreign students about American politics.
No Jargon Podcast
In the News
Discusses if citizens recoil when exposed to explicitly sexist messages? Investigate this question by exploiting the unique opportunity afforded by the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
Explores the relationships among gender, fatherhood, and vote choice in the 2016 election. Asks were men who fathered daughters (or fathered daughters as their first child) more likely to support, and vote for, Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election than were those who fathered sons (or fathered sons as their first child)?
Studies the impact of the release of the Access Hollywood tape during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Finds consistent evidence that the release of the tape modestly, though significantly, reduced support for Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.