Arnzen, Cameron J. (cja2164)

Cameron Arnzen

PT Instructor
Instructor - Politics & Public Policy (EDPA 4047); Politics of Centralization & Decentralization (EDPP 5041)

Educational Background

  • PhD in Politics & Education - Teachers College, Columbia University (Anticipated Spring 2024)
  • MA in Political Science - Duke University (2019)
  • BA in Political Economy - The College of Idaho (2017)

Scholarly Interests

American Politics, Education Governance, Elections, Voter Behavior, Democratic Theory. 

I am currently a Politics & Education Ph.D. student at Teachers College, Columbia University. My interest in the politics of education broadly includes the study of education governance, political socialization in education, and public opinion and education. I specifically research how educational experiences and schools shape political participation as well as how the public's beliefs about schools and learning shape educational governance. 

Before pursuing my doctorate, I served in a variety of roles at The College of Idaho, including as an instructor and an academic advisor. I have also worked with, a public awareness service that spotlights public education in Idaho, my home state. 

Growing up in rural Idaho, education played a critical role in helping me find a place in my community and my state. Much of my interest in studying the politics of education comes from a belief that schools and education can shape citizens by equipping them with skills to engage with democracy and exercise their civic duties. 

I hold an M.A. in Political Science from Duke University and a B.A. in Political Economy from The College of Idaho.

Instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University (2022 - )

Adjunct Professor, The College of Idaho (2019 - 2021)

Academic Advisor,
The College of Idaho (2017 - 2019)

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