Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
827 West Franklin Street, Rm 306
B.A. Political Science, Susquehanna University 2004
M.A. Political Science, University of South Carolina 2013
Ph.D. Political Science, University of South Carolina 2014
Alexandra Reckendorf, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of political science and associate chair of VCU's Department of Political Science.
Dr. Reckendorf was named a 2019 Distinguished Teacher in Humanities & Sciences award winner, and will be a 2019-20 service learning faculty fellow with the VCU Division of Community Engagement.
She studies public opinion and political behavior in the United States, with particular emphasis on campaign, communication and media effects on candidate evaluation, political knowledge and policy preferences.
Dr. Reckendorf values providing unique experiential learning opportunities to her students—these include teaching an intersession class trip to New Hampshire for the "First in the Nation" presidential primaries, teaching a summer class trip along the Civil Rights Trail, and advising the Ramerican Political Science Review, an undergraduate political science research journal.
Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Reckendorf worked at the Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World, and was a tour guide for the U.S. Capitol Building and the International Spy Museum.