Campus and Postal Mailing Address


Political Science Department

Center American Politics and Public Policy


Office Hours

by appointment


104 Gowen Hall



Peter J. May


Donald R. Matthews Distinguished

Professor of American Politics



Current Research

My current research considers problems that span multiple areas of policy and the challenges of creating and sustaining policy regimes to address such problems. 

For more information about this work and previous research projects see my biosketch


Recent Course Offerings

POLS 205 -- Political Science as a Social Science

POLS 303 -- Public Policy Formation

POLS 398 -- Honors Seminar: Politics of Risk

POLS 470 -- Public Bureaucracies

POLS 501 -- Advanced Political Research
                       [cross listed as CSSS 501]

POLS 573 -- Policy Topics:  Implementation and Bureaucratic Politics

POLS 575 / PPM 508 -- Public Policy Processes

POLS 574 -- Environmental Regulatory Policy