347 Schaeffer Hall
Fall 2017 Office Hours
Tue & Th: 4:45-6:15
Dept of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
20 E. Washington Street
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
New book, Iowa Votes, published for Kindle devices and computers with Kindle reader.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 11: This paper examines early voting in Johnson County, updated with 2016 data.
Posted New book in What I'm Reading.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 8: This paper estimates the distribution of No Party votes in general elections, data now from 1982 to 2016.
Posted Book info for Fall 2017 courses.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 7
This paper looks at voter distributions by party, age group, and sex, data now from 1982 to 2016.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 6 This paper looks at absentee voting by party, age group, and sex, data now from 1988 to 2016.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 5 This paper looks at voter turnout by sex, age group, and party, data now from 1982 to 2016.
Posted Fall 2016 teaching evaluations.
Below are links to the books that I require and recommend for POLI:3101 American Constitutional Law and Politics. The links are to the most recent editions on Amazon.com, but other editions or versions may be available there or from other places. I will provide more details on the books in class.
The main readings for this course are contained in two coursepacks available on ICON. The two required books listed here are primarily for references purposes. A law dictionary will be essential for the course. I require Strunk and White because of the emphasis on writing style for the paper assignment.
In addition to the two required books there are two recommended books. These were not ordered through Iowa Book, but are on reserve at the main library. The Alderman and Kennedy book is mainly to provide some interesting background on some of the cases. The van Geel book is important for one particular chapter on how to read a Supreme Court opinion. Previous editions of van Geel's book would be acceptable. The one important chapter hasn't changed much from one edition to the next, so older editions are just as useful for course purposes (and likely much cheaper). Amazon doesn't list the older editions as I write this, but you might be able to find them elsewhere.