David Nickerson


On Leave Fall 2014 and Spring 2015


Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


American Politics


B.A. Williams College, 1997
Ph.D. Yale University, 2005

Research and Teaching Interests

Political behavior, political psychology, social networks, mobilization, research methodology, experiments

Advising Specialties

Campaign consulting and civic participation organizations


David Nickerson specializes in political behavior and research methodology. The core of his research focuses on how groups mobilize supporters with a special emphasis on get-out-the-vote campaigns, volunteer recruitment, social networks, voter psychology, and vote buying. Experimental research methods are also an area of interest. His work has appeared in leading political science journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Politics, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis.

Office Hours

On Leave Fall 2014, and Spring 2015

Contact Information

Office: 413 Decio Hall
Phone: 574-631-7016
Fax: 574-361-4405
Email: dnickers@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556