Methodology

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
		

Jake Bowers Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Dr. Bowers received a B.A. from Yale University and an M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of California- Berkeley. Since 2015 he has worked as a Fellow with the Office of Evaluation Sciences, the behavioral insights unit of the U.S. Federal Government. Professor Bowers' research interests include political behavior (especially political participation) and quantitative methodology (especially randomized experiments, observational causal inference strategies and computational statistics).

Discipline: Political Science
		

Tim Bϋthe Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sanford School of Public Policy
Senior Fellow, Rethinking Regulation Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Buthe received his B.A. in Government, History, and Economics from Harvard in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 2002.  His primary research interests are the evolution and persistence of institutions and the ways in which institutions enable and constrain actors.  Substantively, his work focuses primarily on the politics of standards & regulations and what he calls global private politics.  His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political ScienceGovernance, Law & Contemporary Problems, and other journals, as well as edited volumes (see www.buthe.info for details).  A major study of the domestic and international politics of setting standards for product and financial markets, including standards for medical instruments/devices, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press--based on multi-industry surveys in the U.S. and several European countries.  As a RWJF Scholar, he studied the standardization of medical terminology and the political contestation over the technology for electronic medical records, as well as the delegation of regulatory authority in the realm of food safety.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Kevin M. Esterling Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy
Associate Dean of the Graduate Division
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

Dr. Esterling received his PhD from University of Chicago. His research focuses on deliberative democracy in American national politics. His current work identifies the conditions that lead citizens to engage constructively in public discourse. He is the author of The Political Economy of Expertise: Information and Efficiency in American National Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2004). He has published in a number of journals, including The American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, The Journal of Politics, Rationality and Society, Political Communication, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by the MacArthur Foundation. Esterling was a postdoctoral research fellow at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Debra Javeline Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Dr. Javeline received her PhD from Harvard University. Her research interests are Mass political behavior, survey research, Russian politics, sustainability, environmental politics, climate change. Dr. Javeline has conducted survey research in the former Soviet Union for the U.S. Information Agency (now State Department) and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has held fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, Mellon, ACTR, FLAS, Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian Studies, the University of Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Science, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. In 2011-12, she was supported by a Mellon New Directions fellowship to study ecology and environmental law.

Dr. Javeline divides her time between the study of Russia and the study of global environmental problems, especially climate change.  Her two current book projects are After Violence: The Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed and Solutions: Science, Politics, and Saving the Planet.  She is also collaborating with Notre Dame engineers on a research project on “Coastal Homeownership in a Changing Climate: A Study of Risk Awareness, Risk Reduction, and Resilience.”  With scholars of environmental governance, she has planned a workshop for spring 2017 on “Adapting to Climate Change: Actions, Implementations, and Outcomes,” sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Washington.  With a Notre Dame undergraduate biologist, she is collaborating on a book chapter, “Adaptation of Ecosystems in the Anthropocene,” to be published in Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Policy with Edward Elgar Publishing, and with other biologists, she continues to work on issues related to climate change and scientific opinion.  She and Sarah Lindemann-Komarova are updating their 2010 work in Journal of International Affairs for an article on "Civil Society in 'Putin's Russia.'"

Dr. Javeline's publications include Protest and the Politics of Blame: The Russian Response to Unpaid Wages (University of Michigan Press, 2003) and articles in The American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly,Public Opinion Quarterly, Law & Society Review, Problems of Post-Communism, Social Science & Medicine, Policy Sciences, and Bioscience. Recent articles are “The Most Important Topic Political Scientists are Not Studying: Adapting to Climate Change” (Perspectives on Politics, 2014) and “Expert Opinion on Extinction Risk and Climate Change Adaptation” (Elementa: Science for the Anthropocene, 2015).

 

Discipline: Political Science
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Taeku Lee Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Yale Alumni List
Professor of Political Science and Law, Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Lee received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his AB and MPP from Harvard University. Lee is also Associate Director of the Haas Institute at Berkeley, Managing Director of Asian American Decisions, and Co-Principal Investigator of the National Asian American Survey. Lee is currently Treasurer and on the Executive Council for the American Political Science Association and serves on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies and the General Social Survey, and on the National Advisory Committee for the U.S. Census Bureau.

His book, Mobilizing Public Opinion (2002), received the American Political Science Association’s J. David Greenstone Award and the Southern Political Science Association’s V.O. Key Award. His also co-editor of Transforming Politics, Transforming America (2006) on immigrant political incorporation and co-author of the just-finished Race, Immigration, and (Non)Partisanship in America.  Currently, he is co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States and co-editing a volume for the World Bank titled Voice with Teeth: Public Opinion and Accountability.  Lee is also embarking on two new books: a collection of essays tentatively titled "Race, Identity, Power, and Method", a volume for the Russell Sage Foundation based on the 2008 National Asian American Survey (co-authored with his co-Principal Investigators on that project).  At Berkeley, Lee was previously the Director of the IGS Center on the Politics of Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity, chair of the Diversity and Democracy Cluster of the Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative, and Senior Faculty Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Lee was Assistant Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He was also previously Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard, Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Evan S. Lieberman Ph.D

Cohort 7 — Yale Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Lieberman received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He conducts research in the field of comparative politics, with a focus on development and ethnic conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. Lieberman received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS (Princeton University Press 2009) and Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa (Cambridge University Press 2003), and has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Development. Lieberman is recipient of the 2014 David Collier Mid-Career Award, the 2010 Giovanni Sartori Book prize, the 2004 Mattei Dogan book prize, the 2002 Gabriel A. Almond dissertation award; and the 2002 Mary Parker Follett article award. He was a Fulbright fellow in South Africa in 1997-98. Previously, he was Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Politics at Princeton University (2002-14).

Discipline: Political Science
		

Monique L. Lyle Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
Executive Director of the Survey Research Laboratory in the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Dr. Lyle received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University. She has expertise in the areas of public opinion, political psychology, and race in American politics. Her research examines the influence of political elites on attitudes about marginalized groups, as well as the interface between politics and health attitudes and behaviors (especially in the areas of mental health and obesity). Dr. Lyle is also a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research (University of Michigan, 2008-2010). Some of her research publications appear in the Journal of Politics, Du Bois Review, Politics, Groups, & Identities, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Ryan T. Moore Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Government
American University, Washington, DC

Dr. Moore received his PhD from the Department of Government at Harvard University. He is also serving as Senior Social Scientist fro the The LAB @ DC. he is also a Fellow of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS). His research interest centers around statistical political methodology, with applications in American social policy. Substantively, Dr. Moore is interested in the intersection of federalism, direct democracy, and the politics of old age pensions and health care. Methodologically, he develops and implements methods for political experiments, ecological data, missing data, causal inference, and geolocated data.

Discipline: Political Science
		

C. Daniel Myers Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Myers received his PhD in Political Science from Princeton University in 2011 and started working as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota in 2013. He is interested in political psychology, political communication, and experimental methods. His research focuses on democratic deliberation as a form of civic engagement. This work draws on political psychology, political communication and game theory to examine what happens when citizens deliberate and how to design deliberative institutions. His second line of research examines the role of storytelling in political communication. He has also worked on projects examining how narratives in political communication can change attitudes, how the pre-discussion distribution of information affects the quality of deliberation, and how to optimally structure deliberative forums that are used in health policy-making.

Discipline: Political Science