Toby Bolsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. His research focuses on political communication, preference formation, political behavior, experimental methods, and U.S. energy and climate policy.
Professor Bolsen has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. The National Science Foundation has supported his work, and, in 2011, he was the recipient of two Best Dissertation awards from organized sections of the American Political Science Association. He also received an award for Best Paper presented on a Political Psychology panel at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in 2011. In 2013, Professor Bolsen received the Franklin L. Burdette / Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award for the best paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Professor Bolsen received the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award from Georgia State University in 2015 for excellence in scholarship, instruction, and service to the university. In 2017, Bolsen was selected as a Kavli Fellow and attended the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in Ambon, Indonesia, sponsored by USAID and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Bolsen currently serves as an Associate Principle Investigator for Time Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2010.