Paul Freedman (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is an associate professor in the University of Virginia Department of Politics. Freedman teaches courses in public opinion, media and politics, voting behavior and research methods. He is the 2007-08 Edward L. Ayers Advising Fellow, and the 2003 recipient of the University of Virginia Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award. Freedman is co-author of Campaign Advertising and American Democracy (Temple University Press, 2007), and his work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Campaigns and Elections, and Slate. Freedman served as research director for the Pew Project on Campaign Conduct and the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. Since 2000, Freedman has been an election analyst for ABC News in New York.