Author Archives: Steve

Trump Stays on the Ballot, U.S. Supreme Court rules (CP24-TV, Toronto)

"This is good news for Donald Trump that he can stay on the ballot now. There is, of course, an advantage for Joe Biden as well here because every time that people talk about the insurrection, whether Trump wins in court or not, it reminds voters that Donald Trump is the candidate who tried to help keep himself in power even after he lost the election," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.


Haley Secures First Victory of Primaries (CP 24)

Saturday is the last day to vote early in Virginia’s presidential primary (Prince William Times)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, said the early voting numbers are lackluster across the state. “The early voting numbers are abysmal,” Farnsworth said. “But blame that on the lack of competition in the Democratic and Republican primaries rather than the early voting system itself.”

Saturday is the last day to vote early in Virginia’s presidential primary (Prince William Times)

Prof. Stephen J. Farnsworth Named a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Poland During Spring 2024

The University of Warsaw is delighted to announce that next semester the American Studies Center will be hosting Professor Stephen J. Farnsworth as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar. Prof. Farnsworth will teach a pro-seminar on presidential communication, an excellent choice for everyone interested in political communication and/or political science. He will also deliver a lecture on the state of presidential elections during the Spring 2024 ASC Colloquium Series.

Stephen J. Farnsworth is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. Prof. Farnsworth is the author or co author of nine books on the presidency, the mass media, public opinion, and journalism. He also has received the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


Dr. Farnsworth’s International Programs

Fulbright Scholar: Poland, Canada

Fulbright Specialist: Malaysia

U.S. State Department International Lectures: Malaysia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Canada, India, Armenia, Ukraine, the Philippines

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Media Training Seminars: Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

International University Lectures and Research Conferences: Norway, Canada, Switzerland, Germany

National Democratic Institute International Election Monitoring: Cambodia

Other International Travel: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Ecuador, United Kingdom, France, Mexico

How Chuck Robb’s 1981 Election Shaped Virginia Politics (Pod Virginia)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington discusses the 1981 election of Chuck Robb for Virginia’s Governor–how Robb escaped the legacy of the Byrd Machine and President Johnson’s Great Society, pushing the Democratic message to a more centrist line that would hold for the next several decades.

Dr. Farnsworth’s coauthored chapter on that pivotal election was recently published by the University of Virginia Press in an edited volume, The New Dominion: The Twentieth-Century Elections that Shaped Modern Virginia