Dr Travis Coan
Dr. Travis Coan (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2011) is a Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science and an academic staff member at the University of Exeter's Q-Step Centre. Before joining the Politics Department at Exeter, Travis was a Statistician and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he directed the Empirical Research Services group and taught applied quantitative analysis. While Travis' research spans a diverse set of topics in political science, his most recent work applies advances in text-mining and natural language processing to examine the relationship between climate change scepticism, public opinion, and environmental policy. Travis’ methodological interests include the study of causal inference with experimental and observational data, text analysis, and Bayesian statistics. His work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, and Political Psychology, among others.