Caitlin E. Jewitt has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

Jewitt is one of 27 new tenure-track faculty members at the college this fall. The new hires are part of the college’s ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and engagement programs. The college has added more than 100 full-time permanent faculty members in the past four years.

Jewitt’s research interests include political campaigns and elections, public opinion, political parties, and presidential primaries and caucuses. She will teach introduction to U.S. government and politics, and research methods in political science.

Jewitt has been published in American Politics Research and Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, and has articles pending in Public Choice and Electoral Studies.

She received her bachelor's degree from Hartwick College and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.