About Jason


I'm a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I received by Ph.D from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005.  My research and teaching focuses on American political institutions with an emphasis on the U.S. Congress, congressional elections, and state election laws.  My current projects include party effectiveness in the U.S. Congress, representation in Congress, and a book length project on ballot design in the U.S. states. 

Refereed Articles
Undergraduate Courses
  • American Democracy in Changing Times (syllabus)

  • The U.S. Congress (syllabus)

  • American National Elections (syllabus)

  • Political Parties and Elections (syllabus)

Graduate Courses
  • Core Course in American Politics (syllabus)

  • The U.S. Congress (syllabus)

  • Research Seminar in American Political Development


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