Michael J. Ensley

Michael J. Ensley

Political Science
Associate Professor
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-8933
Personal Website:

Biography

I teach a variety of course in on American politics and research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. My research analyze how candidates for and members of the U.S. Congress respond to the competing demands of citizens, activists, interests groups, and political parties. In particular, I focus on what criteria citizens use to evaluate congressional candidates and political parties, and in turn, how these evaluative processes influence the positions candidates adopt and the decisions congressional incumbents make.

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, Duke University, 2002, B.A. in History and Political Science, University of California at San Diego, 1997

Expertise

Elections, Congress, Voting, Statistics, Food and Politics

Documents

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Healthy Communities Research Initiative