Matthew Hale, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
I'm currently an Associate Professor and MPA Program Chair for the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Seton Hall University.
My research focuses on how the media covers the public and nonprofit sectors. Recently, my articles have appeared in The International Journal of Press Politics, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Mass Communication Society, and the Stanford Law Policy Review.
At Seton Hall, I have taught many courses in our M.P.A. program including the Environment of Public Service, Public Policy Analysis, Public Sector Leadership, Public Sector Ethics, Financial Management and Budgeting, Research Methods, and Strategic Management and Governance.
My interest in politics precedes my academic life. I worked as an aide to California Senator Barbara Boxer and in the press and candidate advance operations for several local, state and national political campaigns. I met my wife Jane during the 1992 New Hampshire presidential primary. We live in central New Jersey with our two children, Eva and Zach. When I am not teaching, writing or chasing after the children, I play catcher and bat clean-up for the Somerville Rays, an over-28 baseball team.
- Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2002
- M.P.A., University of Southern California, 1997
- B.A., University of California Irvine, 1991
"A Matter of Language or Culture: Coverage of the 2004 U.S. Elections of Spanish- and English-language Television." Mass Communication and Society, 12(1), 26- 51, April 2009.
"Spanish- and English-language Local Television News Coverage of Politics and the Tendency to Cater to Latino Audiences." The International Journal of Press/ Politics, 14(2), 232- 256, April 2009.
"Does local news measure up?" Stanford Law and Policy Review, 18(377), 410- 431, October 2007.
"Superficial Friends: A content analysis of newspaper coverage of nonprofits." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 36(3), 465- 486. September 2007.