Professor Timothy Krebs teaches courses in American politics with a specialization in urban politics, state politics, public policy, and campaigns and elections. His research focuses on urban elections and campaigns, and urban policy. In addition to teaching and research, Krebs serves as department chair. Prior to UNM, he taught at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Illinois Wesleyan University.


Krebs is currently studying rhetoric in U.S. mayoral campaigns, with the goal of understanding campaign strategy. Using a unique data set of candidates’ television advertisements, this work examines issue and trait speech, as well as the tone of ads aired by mayoral candidates in the U.S. His urban policy research focuses on the effect that political, demographic and institutional variables have on policy outputs.

Krebs's work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, Public Administration Review, State and Local Government Review, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He has also authored or co-authored book chapters on city councils, urban elections and campaigns, and the link between urban elections and policy responsiveness in edited volumes.

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