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 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. 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, Mass Communication Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
  • MA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007