Postbaccalaureate & Research Analytics Program Director, Postbaccalaureate & Research Analytics Program Director
B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, Gustavus Adolphus College
M.A. in government & international relations and his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Notre Dame
Paul D. Mueller is Postbaccalaureate & Research Analytics Program Director in the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research. In this role, he is responsible for data collection and analysis of corporate and comparative student data for Notre Dame’s postbaccalaureate degree programs. He is also responsible for data collection and analysis of various measures of Notre Dame’s research productivity. He is also a Concurrent Assistant Professor for the Department of Political Science and teaches courses on voting and elections, religion and politics, the federal bureaucracy, and research design and methods.
Before joining the University of Notre Dame, Paul worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading consulting firm. As a member of the Organizational Design and Change Management Team, he directed a team of consultants in the collection and analysis of large data files for the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service to facilitate continuous process improvement. He also developed a fraud detection system for the Social Security Administration by utilizing state of the art data mining techniques.
Paul completed both his M.A. in government & international relations and his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Notre Dame. While in graduate school, Paul co-authored a book published by Princeton University Press, The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period. His book received the Hubert Morken Award for the best publication dealing with religion and politics by the American Political Science Association. He has also published scholarly articles on voting behavior and the policy consequences of electoral coalition composition.
Paul graduated with his B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While at Gustavus, Paul edited the Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association website. He also played string bass for the Gustavus Adolphus Symphony Orchestra throughout college.
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Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Research (OSPIR)
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Notre Dame, IN 46556