Professor Bolsen’s research focuses on the study of political communication, public opinion, political behavior, experimental methods, and U.S. energy and climate policy.
Professor Bolsen received the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award from Georgia State University in 2015 for excellence in scholarship, instruction, and service. 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 is the author of over 30 scholarly articles and book chapters. He has published research in numerous high-impact journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Climatic Change, Science Communication, Energy Policy, Environmental Communication, and a number of other outlets. He has received several Best Paper Awards for published work presented at academic conferences. Bolsen is a Faculty Affiliate at the Urban Studies Institute in the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2010.