Welcome to the Rooney Center!


The Center sponsors a variety of activities for both faculty and students, including conferences, a weekly research workshop for faculty and graduate students, a speaker series for the entire campus community, research grants for graduate students, roundtables for undergraduates, internships
for undergraduates, and a thesis prize for undergraduates.


Here's what's new:



The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy is pleased to announce its new director, Christina Wolbrecht. A long-time Rooney Center faculty member, Professor Wolbrecht looks forward to continuing and expanding the Rooney Center's efforts to improve our understanding of American politics and policy-making through research, lectures and conferences, student support, the Washington Semester, and other programs. We are grateful to founding director, David Campbell, for his visionary leadership in establishing the Rooney Center and its programs.



Congratulations to Gary Hollibaugh for his recent publication in Presidential Studies Quarterly, "The Political Determinants of Ambassadorial Appointments." You can read it here. Also, Gary is also this issue's "featured author," which means he has been featured in an online interview.



Former Rooney Director Dave Campbell has just been named the Packey Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame. Congratulations to Dave on this important recognition of his significant contributions as a scholar and teacher. Dave begins a term as Chair of the Department of Political Science this Fall.



Congratulations to Dianne Pinderhughes, who has recently accepted an appointment as Chair of the African Studies department.




Congratulations to Rooney Center faculty member Matt Hall, for his recent publication in Political Analysis, "Estimating Dynamic Ideal Points for State Supreme Courts." You can read it here.






Upcoming Events:

Welcome Back!

Workshop series begins
Friday, September 25
220 Malloy Hall
Christopher Weaver (ND Grad. Student)

Friday, October 2
Andrew Lewis (U. Cincinnati)

Friday, October 9
Nathan Sumaktoyo (ND Grad Student)