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David Hill

Associate Professor and
Chair of Political Science

David Hill joined the faculty in 2007 after teaching at Valdosta State University in Georgia and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. He has published articles in American Politics Research, Electoral Studies, State and Local Government Review, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, American Review of Politics, and Politics and Policy. He is also the author of American Voter Turnout: An Institutional Perspective (Westview Press), a text exploring the impact of governmental and electoral institutional arrangements on turnout in American elections.


  • Ph.D., political science, University of Florida
  • M.A., political science, University of Florida
  • B.A., political science, Stetson University

Course Topics

  • American National Government
  • Voters, Campaigns and Elections
  • Political Analysis
  • First-Year Seminar: Voice of the People
  • Congress
  • Political Parties and Representation
  • Senior Research

Research Interests

  • Political behavior, with a specific interest in the interaction between institutions and political participation


  • "Electoral Stakes, Labor, and Voter Turnout: The 2011 Presidential Election in Kyrgyzstan" (with Gene Huskey) Demokratizatsia vol 23 no.1 (2015)
  • "Can Face to Face "Mobilization Boost Student Voter Turnout? Results of a Campus Field Experiment" (With Paul Lachelier) Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. vol.18, no. 1 (2014).
  • "Regionalism, Personalism, Ethnicity, and Violence: Parties and Voter Preference in the 2010 Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan" (with Gene Huskey) Post-Soviet Affairs, vol 29, no.3 (2013)
  • "Achieving Validation: Barack Obama and Black Turnout in 2008," (with Seth McKee and Trey Hood) State Politics and Policy Quarterly vol 12, no. 1 (2012)
  • "The 2010 Referendum and Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan," (with Eugene Huskey) Electoral Studies vol 30, no. 3 (2011).
  • "The Party Isn't Over: An Analysis of the Communist Party in the Czech Republic" Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. (with Jiri Lach, James Laplant, and James Peterson) Summer (2010).
  • "Was the Joke on the Democrats Again? Registration, Turnout, and Partisan Choice in the 2004 Presidential Election." (with Michael Martinez) American Review of Politics Spring/Summer (2007): 81-95. 
  • American Voter Turnout: An Institutional Perspective. (2006) Boulder: Westview Press.
  • "The Electoral College, Mobilization, and Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election." (with Seth Mckee) American Politics Research 33 (2005): 700-725.
  • "A Two Step Approach to Assessing the Composition Effects of the National Voter Registration Act." Electoral Studies. 22 (2003): 703-20.

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