Hans C. Noel
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.