Office: McGannon Hall 125
Office Hours: Spring 2014--Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Dr. Adam Myers, Visiting Assistant Professor, joined the department in the Fall 2013. He teaches and conducts research in the area of American political institutions.
Education and Background: Dr. Myers received his B.A. in Geology from Pomona College and his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas-Austin. He served as Senior Data Analyst for UT/Texas Tribune Statewide Poll from 2008 to 2011 and was political editor of YouGov America in 2012.
Teaching: Dr. Myers teaches introductory and advanced courses in American government.
Research: Dr. Myers' interests lie in the areas of political geography, American political institutions, state politics and policy, and American political development. In his dissertation, Dr. Myers studied the geographical sources of state legislative conflict between 1993 and 2012. He employs new techniques for geographical analysis of district-level demographic data to examine shifting bases of partisan coalitions, and the conditions under which partisan coalitions may be severed by intra-state regional alignments.
Dr. Myers has also published research on party system change across time and on the presidency. A paper that he co-wrote with a fellow graduate student won the Founders Award from the American Political Science Association Presidency Research section for best paper by a graduate student presented at a major political science conference in 2007-2008.