David W. Rohde
Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

David W. Rohde, Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science at Duke University and Director of the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program. He has researched various aspects of American national politics, including the Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, and presidential and congressional elections. Rohde has been editor of the American Journal of Political Science (1988-1990), and chair of the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association (1991-93). In 2000, he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rohde is the author of Parties and Leaders in the Postreform House (University of Chicago Press, 1991), and coauthor of a series of books on every national election since 1980, the most recent of which is Change and Continuity in 2008 and 2010 Elections (CQ Press, 2011). In 2010 he received the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association.

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  • 408B Old Chemistry, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90209, Durham, NC 27708-0209
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