Kirby Goidel is director of the Manship School’s Research Facility, which includes the Public Policy Research Lab and the Media Effects Lab. As senior public policy fellow of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, he directs the annual Louisiana Survey and provides analysis to government, organizations and the media. Goidel works closely with diverse constituencies to develop survey instruments, analyze data, prepare reports and present research findings. His received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Kentucky and is the author of two books and numerous journal articles. He is a professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Department of Political Science.
Money Matters: Consequences of Campaign Finance Reform in United States House Elections with co-authors Todd G. Shields & Donald A. Gross. 1999. Rowman & Littlefield.
The States of Campaign Finance Reform with Donald A. Gross. 2003. Ohio State University Press. This book was the subject of an authors' roundtable at the 2004 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Political Polling in the Digital Age: The Challenge of Measuring and Understanding Public Opinion. 2011. Louisiana State University Press.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters (Since 2005):
Goidel, Kirby, Wayne Parent, and Bob Mann. 2011 “Race, Racial Resentment, Attentiveness to the News Media, and Public Opinion Toward the Jena Six.” Social Science Quarterly 94: 20-34.
Goidel, Robert K. 2011. “Public Opinion Polling” in Robert Mann & David Perlmutter (eds), The Manship Guide to Political Communication, Louisiana State University Press.
Goidel, Robert K., Steven Procopio, Dek Terrell, and H. Denis Wu. 2010 "Sources of Economic News and Economic Expectations.” American Politics Research 38: 759-777.
Miller, Andrea and Kirby Goidel. 2009. “News Organizations and Information Gathering During a Natural Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina.” Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 17 (4): 266-273.
Jas Sullivan, Lisa Major Hatley, Robert K. Goidel, and David Kurpius. 2009. “The Role of an African American Candidate on Psychological Engagement and Political Discussion in a Local Election,” Politics and Policy 37 (2): 289-308.
Goidel, Robert and Wayne Parent. 2008. “The Puzzle of Race and Gender in Cajun-Creole Louisiana: Is Louisiana the Exception the Southern Rule?” in Todd G. Shields and Shannon Davis (eds.), New Voices in the Old South, Florida Institute of Government.
Goidel, Robert K., Craig Freeman, Stephen Procopio, and Charles Zewe. 2008. “Who Participates in the Public Square and Does It Matter?” Public Opinion Quarterly 72: 792-803.
Goidel, Robert K., Stephen Procopio, Douglas Schwalm, and Dek Terrell. 2007. “Implications of the Medicaid Undercount in a High-Penetration Medicaid State.” Health Services Research
Nisbet, Matthew and Robert K. Goidel. 2007. "Understanding Citizen Perceptions of Science Controversy: Bridging the Ethnographic-Survey Research Divide." Public Understanding of Science 16: 421-440.
Goidel, Robert K. and John Maxwell Hamilton. 2006. Strengthening Higher Education Through Gridiron Success? Public Perceptions of the Impact of National Football Championships on Academic Quality. Social Science Quarterly 87: 851-862.
Goidel, Robert K. and Matthew Nisbet. 2006. "Exploring the Roots of Public Participation in the Controversies of Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Cloning." Political Behavior 28: 175-192.
Goidel, Robert K., Craig Freeman, and Steven Procopio. 2006. The Impact of Television Viewing on Perceptions of Juvenile Crime. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 50: 119-139.
Chambers, Michael and Robert Goidel. 2005. "Public Opinion, Presidential Leadership, and Foreign Policy in a Post-9-11 International System," in Glenn P. Hastedt & Anthony J. Eksterowicz (eds), The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor? Nova Science Publishers.