Dr. Gregory McAvoy
Professor and Department Head
Gregory E. McAvoy is professor and department head of political science. His recent book Collective Political Rationality: Partisan Thinking and Why It’s Not All Bad examines which party identification influences people’s assessment of economic conditions. He is also the author of Controlling Technocracy: Citizen Rationality and the NIMBY Syndrome. He has published articles in the fields of public policy, American political institutions, and research methods, and his work has appeared in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly,Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis. He served as co-editor of the book review section of the American Political Science Review (2001-2003) and Perspectives on Politics(2004). He teaches courses in public policy, interest groups, research methods, and program evaluation.