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Public Law, Political Communication
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.
Dr. McConnell has ongoing research projects related to:
If this whole academia thing doesn't work out, Dr. McConnell's fallback plan is to open a BBQ joint.