Dr. Christine Bricker is a professor of political science at Warren Wilson College. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, specifically on political behavior, public opinion, state and local politics. She is particularly interested in the ways that sense of place can influence political behavior and how people’s feelings affect public policy. Dr. Bricker has Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Iowa. She also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international relations from Mount Holyoke College and the University of Pennsylvania and completed graduate coursework in city and regional planning and fine arts at Penn, as well as certificates in marketing and business essentials from the Wharton School at Penn.