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. His research and teaching interests are in the fields of American politics and institutions, political methodology, empirical theory, and political behavior. In the Department he teaches courses on Congress, research methods, American political development and public opinion in the United States. His current research focuses on interchamber bargaining, political parties, Congressional behavior, legislative productivity and legislative procedure. He has published two articles, both in American Politics Research: “The Lifecycle of Public Policy: An Event History Analysis of Repeals to Landmark Legislative Enactments, 1951-2006” and “The Initiative to Shirk? The Effects of Statewide Ballot Measures on Congressional Roll-Call Behavior” (with Josh Huder and Dan Smith).
Ph.D., Univeristy of Florida
M.A., University of Florida
B.S., Bowling Green State University
Field of Specialization: American politics and research methodology