Professor of Political Science
Champlain College Saint-Lambert
Department of Economics and Political Science
Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Concordia University
Department of Political Science
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Dr. Mark Paradis, Professor of Political Science

As a Professor of Political Science at Champlain College Saint-Lambert and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Concordia University, I research the fascinating intersection of political psychology, public opinion, and foreign policy analysis.

My research has focused on the psychology of elite decision-making; the role of public opinion in foreign policy decision-making in Canada and the United States; and Canada-U.S. security relations. My research has been published in academic journals and book chapters, including articles in International Organization, Political Psychology, and the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. My research has allowed me to develop an extensive methodological toolkit, with published studies using experiments, public opinion surveys, formal modeling, and case study methods. You can learn more about my research on my Publications page.

Through my research and teaching, I've developed a passion for the entire research process, including research design, data collection, data analysis, statistical modeling, and data visualization. During my doctoral studies, I completed the Certificate in Research Methods from the University of Southern California, with graduate-level courses in research design, advanced research design, experimental methods, introductory statistics, maximum likelihood estimation (MLE), robust estimation techniques, data visualization, and historical methods. I am also committed to continuous learning and professional development, and I have recently completed the Google AI Essentials certificate. I have experience using R, Python, SQL, Excel, and SPSS, and have taught courses using R, SPSS, and Excel.

I teach a variety of courses in political science and research methods. My goal as an educator is to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to become critical thinkers and informed citizens in an increasingly complex world. To achieve this, I strive to: (1) provide a combination of theoretical and practical skills, and (2) cater to diverse learning styles. My courses incorporate a mix of lectures, exercises, discussions, debates, and simulations, fostering an engaging and dynamic learning environment. You can learn more about my courses at Champlain and Concordia on my Teaching page.

You can find more details about me in my CV and on my LinkedIn and Google Scholar page.