Pew Internet & American Life Project
Michael Cornfield, a political scientist, studies campaign politics, the public discourse, and the Internet. He is the author of two books on the subject: Politics Moves Online: Campaigning and the Internet (The Century Foundation, 2004) and The Civic Web: Online Politics and Democratic Values, co-edited with David M. Anderson (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). Cornfield writes a monthly column for Campaigns and Elections magazine, the leading trade publication for professional politicians. He is interviewed frequently about online politics by the press, and has lectured on the subject at colleges, universities, and professional conventions throughout the world.
Cornfield is an Adjunct Professor at The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) of The George Washington University, where he has taught the core course on strategy and message development since 1994. While at the GSPM fulltime, he helped found its Semester in Washington Program for undergraduates, and its Institute for Politics, Democracy, & the Internet.
Cornfield received his B.A. from Pomona College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before coming to the George Washington University, he taught at the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary. He lives with his wife Kathryn Mimberg and son Matthew in Arlington, Virginia.