John Aldrich
Pfizer, Inc./Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. University Distinguished Professor of Political Science

The Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science, John Aldrich specializes in American politics and behavior, formal theory, and methodology.

Books he has authored or co-authored include Why Parties; Why Parties Matter; Before the Convention; Linear Probability, Logit and Probit Models; Interdisciplinarity: Its Role in a Discipline-based Academy and a series of books on elections, the most recent of which is Change and Continuity in the 2020 Elections.

His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Choice, and other journals and edited volumes.

He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served as co-editor of the American Journal of Political Science and as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He has served as President of the Southern Political Science association, Midwest Political Science Association, and the American Political Science Association.

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Contact Information

  • 404B Old Chemistry, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0289
  • Box 90209, Durham, NC 27708-0289
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