I currently serve as Associate Dean of Faculty for the Social Sciences. I was the chair of Dartmouth’s Department of Government from 2009-2015, and since 2014 I have served on the steering committee of Dartmouth’s program in Quantitative Social Science. I am a co-founder of BrightLineWatch, which monitors threats to democracy in the United States.
I’ve published the following books:
- Campus Diversity: The Hidden Consensus (2020)
- Legislative Voting & Accountability (2009)
- Term Limits in the State Legislatures (2000)
- Executive Decree Authority (1998)
- Term Limits and Legislative Representation (1996)
- Presidents and Assemblies: Constitutional Design and Electoral Dynamics (1992)
as well as lots of academic journal articles, book chapters, and assorted commentaries. For access to articles, papers, and data, click on the navigation menu at the top of this page. Some current research is also available on my SSRN Author page.
I received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, in 1994. I came to Dartmouth in 2003. Before that, I taught at the Universidad Católica de Chile, the University of Rochester, Washington University in St. Louis, and at Harvard. I have also taught at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Spain. In 2012, I was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In 2014, my co-author Matthew Shugart and I received the George H. Hallet Award from the American Political Science Association for our 1992 book, Presidents & Assemblies, judged to have made a lasting contribution to the study of representation and elections. Over the years, I’ve done consulting on electoral system design in Afghanistan, Israel, Jordan, Nepal, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Yemen.
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