• Amy Funck
  • Amy Funck
  • Graduate Student
  • Subfield: American Politics
  • Specialties:

    Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Congressional Elections

  • Bio:

    Amy, a former pollster, studies the development of emotions and how emotions impact political socialization. Current projects include updating political knowledge scales for 21st century citizens, assessing decision-making skills, and exploring the importance of issue voting in Congressional elections using a novel database.

    She is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Engagement for the Research in Political Psychology Laboratory (RIPPL) and was a founding member of a multi-disciplinary research group on radicalization that sprung from the Social Perceptions Lab under Dr. Lee Jussim.

    In 2021 she was named a fellow for the Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and regularly presents on engaging students with disabilities. The Rapoport Foundation awarded Amy their dissertation development grant in 2022. She is currently an assessment specialist and content expert in American and comparative politics for ETS.

    Amy has B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Italian and holds a Masters in Teaching.


  • Teaching:

    790:104 American Politics

    790:304 Congressional Politics

    355:101 Expository Writing

  • Publications:

    Funck, Amy S. and Richard R. Lau. (2023). "A Meta-Analytic Assessment of Emotions and Information Search and Decision Making." American Journal of Political Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12819

    Funck, Amy S. and Katherine T. McCabe. (2021). "Partisanship, Information, and the Conditional Effects of Scandal on Voting Decisions." Political Behavior https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-020-09670-x