BA, MA, PhD, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Dr. Serra served as founding director of the university’s Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership (1997-2018), founding chairman of the university’s Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (1999-2007), founding campus liaison for The Washington Center Program for Internships and Academic Seminars (1999-2014), founding coordinator of the interdisciplinary civic education and community leadership minor (2005-2018), and a faculty coordinator of the Mandela Washington Fellows Program (2016-2018). He also served as political science department chairperson (2004-2014) and political science department internship coordinator (1999-2003). Dr. Serra’s teaching and research interests focus on legislative and electoral behavior, congressional representation of minority interests, presidency and executive politics, and policy implementation. Dr. Serra is a 2003-2004 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and has published articles in leading political science journals, including The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, The Journal of Legislative Studies, Congress and the Presidency, and Electoral Studies. He is the recipient of Bridgewater State University’s 2022 Presidential Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award.