Institutions, Organizations, and Agendas (includes political parties)

Frederick Boehmke Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Dr. Boehmke is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa and serves as the Director of the Social Science Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center. He received his PhD in 2000 from the California Institute of Technology. Prof. Boehmke's research focuses on policy adoption and diffusion, organized interests, and Native American politics, with an emphasis on the American states. He also does research and teaches classes on quantitative methodologies. His research has been published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, The Journals of Politics, and Political Analysis.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Graeme T. Boushey Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Dr. Boushey received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in 2007.  His research focuses on public policy innovation and political decision-making in America. His book Policy Diffusion Dynamics in America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), integrates research from agenda setting and epidemiology to model factors that shape the speed and scope of public policy diffusion. As a Scholar, he explored how American state governments respond to complex health policy threats, initially focusing on state vaccination and tobacco control programs.  He also initiated a related project on rulemaking in state public health agencies.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Marie E. Hojnacki Ph.D.

Cohort 5 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor & Associate Head, Department of Political Science
Director of World Campus Programs
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Dr. Hojnacki received her PhD from Ohio State University in 1994, her Master of Science in Public Policy Analysis from University of Rochester in 1985, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Canisius College.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Hans C. Noel Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Government
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Dr. Noel received his PhD in Political Science from UCLA in 2006 and is currently on leave from the Department of Government at Georgetown University, where he is an assistant professor. Dr. Noel's research focuses on political parties and ideology. He is the co-author of The Party Decides: Political Parties and Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform. His dissertation, "The Coalition Merchants: How Ideologues Shape Parties in American Politics" argues that ideological divisions precede and influence the coalitions that politicians form in partisan conflict. While in the Program, Dr. Noel's research explored the ideological divisions over a variety of health policies, including national health care, temperance and the prohibition of alcohol, the war on drugs, the regulation of tobacco, and the regulations to fight obesity.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Robert P. Saldin Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Harvard Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Montana , Missoula, MT

Dr. Saldin holds a PhD in political science from the University of Virginia.  He is the author of War, the American State, and Politics since 1898 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and his scholarly articles have appeared in venues such as The Journal of Politics, Journal of Policy History, and Political Research Quarterly.  As a Scholar, he studied long-term care’s policy history.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Boris Shor Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Houston, Houston, TX

Dr. Shor holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University is an assistant professor in the Department of  Political Science at the University of Houston. His research focuses on ideology and political parties in American legislatures. One project focused on how well state legislatures and congressional delegations represent the ideological preferences of citizens at the micro and macro levels. He also studied the roots of political polarization at the state level, as well as its policy consequences. He is interested in explaining the voting behavior of individual state legislators in health policy, and collectively, the vastly different choice states make.

Discipline: Political Science
		

John D. Wilkerson Ph.D.

Cohort 1 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Director, Center for American Politics and Public Policy
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Dr. Wilkerson received his PhD from University of Rochester. His research centers on legislative organization and decision-making, with related interests in health politics and comparative legislative studies. He is particularly interested how information technologies can advance political science research and instruction.

Discipline: Political Science