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Jordan Ragusa

Assistant Professor

Address: 114 Wentworth Street, Room 106
Office Hours: Fall 2015: Mondays 9:00-11:00 am; Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 pm; & By Appointment
Phone: 843.953.5219
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Jordan Ragusa joined the Department of Political Science as an assistant professor in August of 2011. Dr. Ragusa earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2011.  He also earned an M.A. from the University of Florida and a B.S. in secondary education from Bowling Green State University.  

Dr. Ragusa’s research focuses on the U.S. Congress, with specific interests on the effect(s) of political parties, polarization, and legislative organization on roll-call behavior and the policymaking process.  However, his published work also includes research on the presidency (in particular legislative-executive interaction), congressional and presidential elections, and political behavior.  His research has appeared or is forthcoming the journals Political Research QuarterlyAmerican Politics ResearchPolitical Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.


Ph.D., Univeristy of Florida
M.A., University of Florida
B.S., Bowling Green State University
Field of Specialization:  American politics and research methodology