Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office: OAK 422
Phone: (860) 486-8336
Paul Herrnson earned his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his BA at Binghamton University. He is Executive Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. His primary interests include political parties and elections, money and politics, public opinion, and voting technology and ballot design. He teaches courses on Congressional Elections and other aspects of American politics.
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Interest Groups Unleashed, ed. with Christopher J. Deering and Clyde Wilcox (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2013).
Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home and in Washington, (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 1st ed. 1995, 2nd ed. 1998, 3rd ed. 2000, 4th ed. 2004, 5th ed. 2008, 6th ed. 2012).
Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot, with Richard G. Niemi, Michael J. Hanmer, Benjamin B. Bederson, Frederick G. Conrad, and Michael W. Traugott (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008).
The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking in Washington, ed. with Ronald G. Shaiko and Clyde Wilcox (Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1st ed. 1998; Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2nd ed. 2005).
Guide to Political Campaigns in America, ed. with Colton Campbell, Marne Ezra, and Stephen Medvic (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2005).
The Financiers of Congressional Elections: Investors, Ideologues, and Intimates, with Peter L. Francia, John C. Green, Lynda W. Powell, and Clyde Wilcox (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003).
“The Impact of District Magnitude on Campaign Fundraising,” with James Curry and Jeffrey Taylor, Legislative Studies Quarterly, November 2013.
“Exceeding Expectations? Determinants of Satisfaction with the Voting Process in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election," with Ryan L. Claassen, Richard G. Niemi, and Kelly D. Patterson, Journal of Politics, vol. 75 (2013): 451-463.
“The Impact of Ballot Type on Voter Errors,” with Richard G. Niemi and Michael J. Hanmer, American Journal of Political Science, vol. 56 (2012): 716-730.
“Issue Voting and Partisan Defections in Congressional Elections,” with James M. Curry,
Legislative Studies Quarterly, vol. 36 (2011): 281-307.
“The Impact of Presidential Campaigning for Congress on Presidential Support in the House of Representatives,” with Irwin L. Morris and John McTague, Legislative Studies Quarterly, vol. 36 (2011): 99-122.
“Losing Fewer Votes: The Impact of Changing Voting Systems on Residual Votes,” with Michael J. Hanmer, Won-ho Park, Richard G. Niemi, Benjamin B. Bederson, Frederick C. Conrad, Michael W. Traugott, Political Research Quarterly, vol. 63 (2010): 129-142.
“The Roles of Party Organizations, Party-Connected Committees, and Party Allies in Elections,” Journal of Politics, vol. 71 (2009): 1207-1224.