Jordan Foley is a first-year Ph.D. student in the SJMC with an interest in political communication and methods research. He received his BA from Missouri State University and his MA from Wake Forest University. His research focuses on political polarization, media effects, political psychology, and civic participation. Specifically, he is interested in how political argumentation manifests itself, circulates, and is ultimately processed and acted upon in the new media environment. Previously, Jordan worked as an assistant coach for debate teams at the University of Michigan and Wake Forest, and continues to spend his summers working with high school students at the Michigan National Debate Institutes.