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Dr. Brian Frederick

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Professor and Chair of Political Science
Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 104

BS, MacMurray College
MA, University of Illinois at Springfield
PhD, Northern Illinois University

Professor Frederick currently serves as the Chair of the BSU Political Science Department. He specializes in the field of American politics. He teaches courses in campaigns and elections, public opinion, political parties and interest groups, political psychology, women and politics, LGBTQ Politics, undergraduate research methods and data analysis for public administration. His research focuses on the representation in institutions, gender in politics, public opinion and campaigns and elections.

He is author of Congressional Representation and Constituents: The Case for Increasing the House of Representatives (Routledge 2010) and coauthor (with Laurel Edler and Barbara Burrell) of American Presidential Candidate Spouses: The Public’s Perspective (Palgrave MacMillan 2018). His research has appeared various peer reviewed journals including: Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Congress and the Presidency, Politics and Gender, Politics Groups and Identities, Women, Politics and Policy, Judicature, Justice System Journal, Politics and Policy, American Review of Politics, Social Science Journal and numerous edited volumes. Professor Frederick also serves as a Research Fellow with the BSU Program for Democratic Governance and Leadership.