Parker Hevron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Government
Office: CFO 604
Office Phone: 940-898-2131
Parker R. Hevron, assistant professor of government, joined the Department of History and Government in fall 2013. He earned his bachelor of arts in political science and history from Austin College in 2006 and his doctorate in political science from the University of Southern California in 2013.
He teaches American and Texas government at the survey level and as a member of the Honors Faculty in TWU’s Honors Scholar Program. He also teaches upper division courses in political communication and the American legislative process, as well as graduate courses on research design and methods and political behavior. He is particularly interested in the intersection between mass media, legal policy making and political behavior.
Professor Hevron has published chapters in books from Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. His past research has been supported by grants from the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and USC’s Dornsife Social Neuroscience Program. His most recent research project, with Jeb Barnes at the University of Southern California, is supported by a grant from the Law and Social Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation. Hevron and Barnes use media coverage of three policy areas – occupational disease, vaccine-related disease and environmental disasters – to examine whether the institutional settings of injury compensation policies affects how they are portrayed to the public via mass media.
Professor Hevron also serves as faculty adviser to three campus organizations including Pi Sigma Alpha Mu Omega Chapter, the Barristers and the Knitting & Crocheting Club. He also runs the government internship program.