Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert on political campaigns, Jamieson has received numerous teaching and service awards including the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Jamieson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society.
She is the author, co-author or editor of 15 books including:
The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped The 2008 Election(Oxford, 2010);
The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics(Cambridge, 2004);
The Press Effect(Oxford, 2003);
Everything You Think You Know About Politics...and Why You’re Wrong(Basic Books, 2000);
Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy(Oxford, 1992);
Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership(Oxford, 1995);
Spiral of Cynicism: Press and Public Good(Oxford, 1997).
Jamieson received the Speech Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Book Award for Packaging the Presidency (Oxford, 1984) and the Winans-Wichelns Book Award for Eloquence in an Electronic Age (Oxford, 1988). During the 2004 general election, she regularly appeared on NOW with Bill Moyers and The NewsHour.