Executive Director and Professor of Political Science –
Paul Herrnson | 860.486.4440
Paul, an expert in American politics, is Executive Director of the Roper Center and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He has published numerous books, including Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot, Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home and in Washington, The Financiers of Congressional Elections, and Interest Groups Unleashed. He has written many journal articles and book chapters, and is the editor of the Real Politics in America book series with Pearson Longman.
Herrnson has directed several projects on political parties and elections, money and politics, and voting technology and election administration. The founding director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of Maryland, he has received numerous teaching awards and fellowships and advised the U.S. Congress, the Maryland General Assembly, and numerous governmental and nongovernmental agencies on matters pertaining to campaign finance, party politics, and political reform.