Environmental Policy, Social & Education Policy

Kajsa Dalrymple

  • Director, Media, Policy, and Public Opinion Research Program
  • Senior Research Fellow in Residence
  • Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication


Kajsa E. Dalrymple is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. Dr. Dalrymple attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and received her Ph.D. in 2011. Dr. Dalrymple studies the power of influence within social networks. Her research looks at how media can help mobilize influential members of a social network to encourage positive social change. She has a particular interest in environmental communication and public opinion. Dr. Dalrymple is currently involved in developing the Public Policy Center's Media, Policy and Public Opinion program. She is also a faculty associate of the University of Iowa Water Sustainability Initiative and an assistant research scientist at IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering. 

Research Interests

  • Science and environmental communication
  • Media effects research
  • Public opinion research

Educational Background

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mass Communication Research, 2011
  • MA, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Journalism and Mass Communication, 2007
  • BS, Cornell University, Communication, 2005