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Andrew Povtak

I grew up in Brunswick, Ohio, and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1996.  I attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and graduated in 2000 with a BA in English and Political Science.  I worked at Sun Newspapers as a reporter until 2001.  I then went to law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (Cleveland State University) and graduated in 2004.  I passed the bar exam later that year and practiced law with James G. Corrigan and Associates until starting at Kent this year.  I am married (Jennifer) and live in Copley, Ohio.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Education: 

BA, Case Western Reserve University, 2000
JD, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 2004

Research Interests: 

US Supreme Court judicial behavior/politics, voting behavior

Dissertation Topic: 

US Supreme Court voting behavior and justiciability

Awards:  

High Pass, American Politics Field Exam, 2008

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities: 

Member of Ohio State Bar, Northern District of Ohio Federal Bar

Publications: 

Claassen, Ryan and Andrew Povtak.  2010.  "The Christian Right Thesis: Explaining Longitudinal Change in Participation among Evangelical Christians"  Journal of Politics, Vol. 72, No. 1 (January): p. 2-15.

Conference Papers: 

Povtak, Andrew and Kevin D. McKinzie.  2009.  "The Last Vestiges of Stare Decisis: Testing the Effect of Precedent on Members of the Rehnquist Court."  Presented on April 2, 2009, at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Hobbies: 
ice hockey, beer

Andrew Povtak
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Department of Political Science
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