Professor; Philip H. Alston, Jr. Distinguished Chair
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 or by appointment
- Ph.D. Political Science, University of Rochester , 1978
- M.A. Political Science, University of Rochester , 1975
- B.S. Political Science, Portland State University , 1972
Railroads and American Politics, Polarization, Probability & Statistics
Ideology and Congress. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Press, 2007 (With Howard Rosenthal).
Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006 (With Nolan M. McCarty and Howard Rosenthal).
Spatial Models of Parliamentary Voting. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Congress: A Political-Economic History of Roll Call Voting. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997 (With Howard Rosenthal).
Women, Public Opinion, and Politics: The Changing Political Attitudes of American Women. New York: Longman; 1985 (With L. Harmon Zeigler).
“Does Gerrymandering Cause Polarization?” American Journal of Political Science, 53 (July):666-680, 2009 (with Nolan M. McCarty and Howard Rosenthal).
“Measuring Bias and Uncertainty in DW-NOMINATE.” Political Analysis, 17(3):261-275, 2009 (with Royce Carroll, Jeffrey B. Lewis, James Lo, and Howard Rosenthal).
“Comparing NOMINATE and IDEAL: Points of Difference and Monte Carlo Tests.” Legislative Studies Quarterly (forthcoming, with Royce Carroll, Jeffrey B. Lewis, James Lo, and Howard Rosenthal).
“The Roots of the Polarization of Modern U. S. Politics.” Revista de Ciencia Politica, December, 2008.
“Scaling Roll Call Votes with wnominate in R.” Journal of Statistical Software (forthcoming, with Royce Carroll, Jeffrey B. Lewis, and James Lo).
“Inferring Universals From Grammatical Variation: Multidimensional Scaling for Typological Analysis.” Theoretical Linguistics, 34-1:1-37, 2008.
“The Evolving Influence of Psychometrics in Political Science.” In Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, edited by Jan Box-Steffensmeier, Henry Brady, and David Collier. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.