“I believe in the collective wisdom of the American people and the power of state and local government.”
Associate Professor and Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics CenterPolitical Science
Dr. Mileah Kromer is an associate professor of political science and the director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center. She teaches courses on American state politics, research methods, and survey methodology in the Center for People, Politics, and Markets. In her role as director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, she oversees every aspect of the Goucher Poll, including interviewer training, questionnaire construction, sampling, and data analysis. Her research interests include public opinion, survey research methodology, and American state politics. Her scholarly work has appeared in Social Science Quarterly, the Social Science Journal, the Journal of Legislative Studies, and the Journal of Political Science Education. She is a frequent commentator on Maryland politics and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlantic, NPR, The Boston Globe, Glamour Magazine, and U.S. News and World Reports.
Kromer, M., Goidel, K., & Climek, M. (2017). Does It Really Make a Fracking Difference? The Conditional Effects of Question Wording on Support for Hydraulic Fracturing. Survey Practice, 10(1).
Hogan, R. E., Kromer, M. K., & Wrzenski, R. L. (2016). Electoral Consequences of Lawmaking Activities for State Legislative Incumbents. Social Science Quarterly, 97(3), 636-649.
Cale, T., & Kromer, M. (2015). Does proximity matter? Plant location, public awareness, and support for nuclear energy. The Social Science Journal, 52(2), 148-155.
Kromer, M. (2015). Public Perceptions of Hydraulic Fracturing in Three Marcellus Shale States. Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy, 20, 1-12.
Kromer, M, & Roselle, L. (2015). Giving Credit When Credit is Due: Credit Giving to the US Congress. Journal of Legislative Studies, 22(1), 30-53.
Giovanello, S., Kirk, J., & Kromer, M. (2013). Student Perceptions of a Role-Playing Simulation in an Introductory International Relations Course. Journal of Political Science Education, 9(2), 197-208.
Conference Papers & Panel Participation
Kromer, M. & Aylward, A. (2016) Women’s Representation in the State Legislature and Trust in State Government. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Kehoe, G., Kasniunas, N., & Kromer, M. (2015) The Rhetoric of U.S. Senators during the 2013 Government Shutdown: Examining Gendered Differences in Position-Taking over Twitter. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
Kromer, M. & and Parry, J. (2013). High-Profile Female Politicians and Perceptions towards Women in Public Office. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
Goidel, K., Climek, M., Brou, L., & Kromer, M., (2013) Does It Really Make a Fracking Difference? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Boston, MA.
Kromer, M. & Roselle, L. (2012) Giving Credit When Credit is Due? The Death of Osama bin Laden and Credit Giving in the US House of Representatives. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA.
Cale, T. & Kromer, M. (2011) Does Proximity Matter? Perceptions of Nuclear Energy in North Carolina—Paper presented at the Annual Southern Association for Public Opinion Research Conference. Raleigh, NC.
Academic or Professional Associations
Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations
American Association of Public Opinion Research
Other Professional or Scholarly Activity
Dr. Kromer was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Maryland Equal Pay Commission.
- January 9, 2019
Goucher's Mileah Kromer shares her Maryland politics expertise as the co-host of The Baltimore Sun's new "Roughly Speaking: Government Edition" podcast.
- August 22, 2017
Turn to any news outlet, and you will find a public opinion poll bearing a college or university affiliation, writes Goucher professor Mileah Kromer, but few people on campuses even know how survey labs function, let alone the benefits they provide.