Dane Wendell

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
(901) 843-3335

Dane Wendell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Loyola University Chicago and also a graduate of Rhodes College. Dane wants to understand how the political mind works, so he studies political cognition, neuropolitics, and the emotion of disgust in politics. His dissertation pushes at the edge of cognitive neuroscience and political psychology using survey data, behavioral experiments, and electroencephalography (reading electrical signals from the scalp). His teaching is focused on fostering intellectual growth and making students better at what they do. He has also found that there is no better way to learn than to teach.

Dane currently lives in Midtown with his wife (also a Rhodes graduate), his three year old daughter (not yet a Rhodes graduate), and his dog (appearing unlikely to be a Rhodes graduate).


S. Clifford, and Wendell, D.G. “How Disgust Influences Health Purity Attitudes.” Accepted for publication at Political Behavior.

D. Ponder, C. Simon, Wendell, D.G. and R. Tatalovich “Public Opinion and Democratic Party Ownership of Prosperity: The Political Legacy of the Great Depression, 1955-2013.” Accepted for publication at American Politics Research.


Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, expected December 2015

M.A., Loyola University Chicago

B.A., Rhodes College