I am a social scientist who uses rigorous empirical analyses to better understand and draw insights about public attitudes, preferences, and behaviors. 

I received my PhD in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at the Ohio State University in August 2015. Majoring in International Relations and minoring in Political Methodology, my research focused on foreign policy public opinion, religion's effects on politics, political rhetoric, foreign policy crisis bargaining, and multi-method research. In my dissertation, I study how American presidents' use of religious rhetoric, especially divine election religious rhetoric, affects foreign policy attitudes through analysis of over 470 foreign policy polls from 1946 to 2007 and original survey experiments.

I currently work as the the Data Processing Manager at Edelman Berland where I apply state-of-the-art social science methodologies, practices, and insights to the empirical analyses of consumer, brands, and market research.

To contact me, please email me at joshuaswu (at) gmail (dot) com or through my Linkedin.