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Dr. Jason McConnell

Assistant Professor

Jason McConnell in a bowtie

Academic Areas of Expertise:

Public Law, Political Communication

Curriculum Vitae

Biography:

Dr. McConnell is a true University of Wyoming legacy.  He followed in the footsteps of his parents – the other two Drs. McConnell – to attend UW where he earned both B.S. and M.A. degrees in Political Science.  After working in the private sector for some time, he returned to U.W.’s College of Law, where he also earned a Juris Doctorate, completing a U.W. academic trifecta!  Eventually returning to academia, after another stint in the private sector, Jason earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

His research interests are the product of his diverse and eclectic education: free speech, campaign advertising, and courts as political entities.

Current Research Projects:

Dr. McConnell has ongoing research projects related to:

  • Free speech on college campuses
  • Student athlete speech rights
  • U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • Public employee speech

Fun Facts About Jason:

If this whole academia thing doesn't work out, Dr. McConnell's fallback plan is to open a BBQ joint.

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