Morgan Marietta is an associate professor of Political Science and teaches American politics and political psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the author of three books, "The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Influence," "A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology: Conservatism and Liberalism in Contemporary Politics," and "A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court: Constitutional Conflict in American Politics." His research on the political consequences of belief has appeared in the "Journal of Politics," "Political Communication," "Critical Review," and other journals. He and Bert Rockman from Purdue University are the editors of the "Citizen Guides to Politics & Public Affairs", a series of books from Routledge Press dedicated to explaining the core issues and institutions of American politics. In 2010 and 2011 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Student Government Association of the University of Georgia, and in 2013 the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Student Government Association of UMass Lowell.
His current research at the Center for Public Opinion focuses on disputed perceptions of reality in American politics.
Center supported projects: Facts and Values in American Politics (2013); Dueling Facts and Trust in University Knowledge (2014).