Welcome

Hello, this is the professional website of Dr. Ryan Burge, Instructor of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.ALP_9512

Here you find materials related to my research, teaching, and other scholarly activities.

I teach primarily in the areas of American political behavior and American institutions as well as public administration. My research focuses largely on the intersection between religiosity and political behavior (especially in the American context.) I recently completed an appointment as a post doctoral research fellow at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute in Carbondale, Illinois. While there I was an advisor on issues of survey methodology and polling, as well as providing data collection and analysis.

My current research is focused on the impact of religion on political tolerance in the United States, the Emerging Church movement as well as the philanthropic activities of religious individuals.