Ph.D. 2009. University of Maryland. Department of Government and Politics
M.A. 2002. Political Science. Western Washington University
B.A. 1999. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Western Washington University
American Politics, American Constitutionalism, Scholarship of Civics Teaching and Learning
Dr. Michael Evans is a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. He teaches undergraduate courses on American government, constitutional law, and research methods, and graduate courses on teaching politics and civics. His research has examined numerous aspects of American constitutionalism, U.S. Supreme Court decision making, public opinion about the Supreme Court, and how educational technologies and pedagogical approaches affect learning outcomes in face-to-face, online, and hybrid college courses. Dr. Evans is a faculty adviser for Vote Everywhere at GSU, and is engaged in several projects and initiatives developing educational resources for political and civic education. One such project is an interactive and adaptive online textbook for introductory to American government courses entitled Understanding the American Way of Government and Politics (2016, Kendall Hunt Publishing). He also leads an EPIC Project Lab called Project for the Advancement of Civic Teach and Learning (PACTL), which involves students working with community partners such as the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to provide high quality civic educational materials for the general public.