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Alexander Cohen

Alexander Cohen

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Upper Mississippi Center Program Manager

Alexander Cohen's cholarly interests are varied, and include the effect of weather on political opinion, assessment of learning in the online environment, zombies and their role in society, and the pedagogy of active learning. 

In particular, he is passionate about creating immersive educational games for his students. Among his published work is the book “Living with Zombies: Society in Film, Literature, and Other Media” through McFarland Press.

Specializations: Upper Mississippi Center


  • B.A., Political Science, New York University
  • M.A. and Ph.D., Political Science, University of Iowa