Gary E. Hollibaugh, Jr.



Regular Faculty - Assistant Professor


American Politics


B.A., University of California - San Diego, 2006

Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2012

Research and Teaching Interests

American political institutions, executive politics, Congressional politics, and quantitative research methods


Gary Hollibaugh specializes in American political institutions with an emphasis on the relationship between the executive and legislative branches, as well as the importance of elite personality within institutions. He is coauthor of More Than a Feeling: Personality, Polarization, and the Transformation of the U.S. Congress (University of Chicago Press, in press), which leverages insights from political science, personality psychology, neuropsychology, experimental economics, computational linguistics, and machine learning to develop a framework for incorporating elite personality traits into formal and informal models of political institutions. His work has been published in the discipline’s leading journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly.

Office Hours

Monday 1:30-3:30pm and Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm

Contact Information

Office: 409 Decio Hall
Phone: 574-631-6644

Mailing Address

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


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