Dr. Michael Binder, Faculty Director
Michael Binder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. His research interests include voter decision-making, direct democracy, American politics and public opinion. He is a regular contributor to various media outlets and his research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, American Review of Politics, the California Journal of Public Policy and the California Western Law Review. He was involved in the first ever statewide Deliberative Poll® held in California and has served as the Principal Investigator for projects at the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida.
Dr. Matthew Corrigan
Matthew Corrigan is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Masters and PhD from the University of Florida. His research interests include Southern politics, Florida politics and the American Presidency. His book, Race, Religion and Economic Change was published in 2007 by University Press of Florida. During the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election, he was a consultant to Duval County, Florida and assisted county leaders in reforming the county’s voting system. He is a two-time past-President of the Florida Political Science Association. He has been quoted in hundreds of media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. During presidential and gubernatorial election nights, he works as a consultant for Associated Press where he analyzes exit polls and turnout data for the state of Florida. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers and was the founding director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida.
Andrew Hopkins, Andrew Hopkins is a Graduate Assistant in the Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Public Administration, with a focus in Local Government, at the University of North Florida. Hopkins received his undergraduate degree at UNF in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. He is currently an intern with the Jacksonville Civic Council.
Florence Bauchau, Florence Bauchau is a
Graduate Assistant in the Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) and is currently
pursuing her Masters degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in
Public Policy. She received her undergraduate degree at Florida State
University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and
currently owns her own graphic design company, Designs by Florence.
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Dr. Michael Binder
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