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Dr. Brian Frederick

Professor 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 specializes in the field of American politics. He teaches courses in campaigns and elections, political parties and interest groups, legislative/executive relations, race in politics, gender in politics and public administration, 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 Elder 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, The Forum, 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.