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Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Chair, Center for Data & Society
St. Joseph Hall, 2nd Floor, West Wing, SJH214
Educational Background: 
  • Ph.D. Political Science, Temple University, 2013
  • M.A. Political Science, Temple University, 2007
  • M.A. Urban Studies, Temple University, 2005
  • B.A. English, Minor: American Studies, Boston College, 2001
Courses Taught: 
  • American Political System
  • State and Local Politics
  • Mass Media and Politics
  • Politics of the American Presidency (writing intensive seminar)
  • Race and the American Political System
  • Senior Seminar
  • Globalization and the Transformation of Cities (global awareness seminar)
Scholarly Interests: 
  • American Politics
  • State and Local Government
  • Urban Politics and Public Policy
  • Urban Migration and Social Geography
  • Global Cities
  • Hip-Hop Culture
  • Youth Civic Engagement
  • Faculty Senate Executive Board Secretary
  • Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Curriculum Committee 
  • Students Political Science Association (SPSA) Faculty Advisor
  • Beatlab Faculty Advisor
  • Black Student Union Faculty Advisor
  • Experiential Education Task Force
  • Interim Coordinator for the Political Science and Global Affairs programs (2016-2017 academic year)
  • Outside of the College
    • Advisor. She Can Win, a nonpartisan training program that provides support, mentorship, and education to women who have a passion for civic leadership.
Selected Publications: 
  • Carroll, Jeffrey N. 2020. "One Study, Four Cities: Information Impact in Neighborhood Economic Development." (forthcoming). Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy.
  • Carroll, Jeffrey N. and John F. McDonald. 2020. "How does the city of Philadelphia attract new housing? (forthcoming). Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. Vol. 13. 
  • Carroll, Jeffrey N. 2018. “Deep Poverty, High Turnout?: Considering Philadelphia’s Political Geography.” The Pennsylvania Geographer.  Vol. 56, No. 2.
  • Carroll, Jeffrey N. and John F. McDonald. 2018. “Should Philadelphia Have a Property Tax Classification System?” Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy. Vol. 20. No. 1.

Working Papers Undergoing Peer Review:

  • "Beatlab: How a Hip-Hop Digital Space Became an Outlet for Political Dialogue" 
  • "Information Technology Programming Possibilities in Hip-Hop Based Education"
Selected Presentations and Workshops: 
  • Panel Chair. November 2019. "Fault Lines in American Democracy." Undergraduate Research Panel. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Paper Presentation. September 2019. "Beatlab: How a Hip-Hop Digital Space Became an Outlet for Political Dialogue." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Teaching and Learning Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Presentation. Ongoing Series. "Real Talk: An Honest Dialogue about American Politics" with Dr. David Contosta. Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Presentation. Ongoing Series. "Citizenship, Expression and the Constitution: At Stake? " Studio Incamminati. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Presentation. December 2018. "Beatlab Grand Opening." Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Presentation. October 2018. "PSEC 2018 Election Series: Pre-Election Panel." Rowan University. Glassboro, NJ.
  • Paper Presentation. April 2018. "Deep Poverty: High Turnout?: Considering Philadelphia's Political Geography"  Pennsylvania Political Science Association Conference. West Chester University. West Chester, PA.
  • Presentation.  November 2017.  "What Does Donald Trump's Presidency Mean for the Rest of the World?"  with Dr. Jacqueline Reich.  Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Presentation. November 2016. "The 2016 Presidential Election: A Millennial Call to Action?" Liberal Arts Multicultural Forum. Delaware Valley University.  Doylestown, PA.
  • Paper Presentation. April 2016. "Should the Philadelphia Property Tax System Be Modified?" with Dr. John F. McDonald. Pennsylvania Political Science Association Conference. Shippensburg University. Shippensburg, PA.
Other Academic Information: 
  • Partner. Urbicus LLC, a Philadelphia based non-partisan government relations firm that specializes in research, public relations, and training for current and aspiring elected officials. 
  • Faculty Consultant.  College Board.  Advanced Placement exam in U.S. Government and Politics.

Professional Organizations:​

  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
    • Sections: Urban Politics, Public Policy, Teaching and Learning
  • Northeastern Political Science Association
  • Pennsylvania Political Science Association 
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)


  • Dust and Dignity. Podcast. August 2019. Dr. Bruce Campbell. Episode 4. Exploration of connections between leadership, social justice, and music.
  • WWDB 860AM. Radio. May 2019. Mark and Denise in the Mornings. Discussion of the Philadelphia primary election.
  • CBS3. Television. December 2018. Eyewitness News. "Grand Opening of the Beatlab Music Studio at Chestnut Hill College."
  • WURD 900AM. Radio. January 2018.  Talking Drumline with Barbara Grant. Discussion of presidential polling and implications of current presidential administration.
  • New York Times. Print and Web. October 2016. Emily Badger. "Fraud Claims in Philadelphia? They Add Up to Zero."
  • Generocity. Web. March 2016. Julie Zeglen. "This CCP student is trying to start a local chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance." 
  • WURD 900AM. Radio. April 2016. Political Roundup with Barbara Grant. Discussion of presidential primary election.
  • CBS3. Television. March 2016. Good Question! With Nicole Brewer. Why are national elections held on Tuesday?