Andrew J. McKenna Family Associate Professor
Fields of Study: American Politics, Methodology
Research and Teaching Interests: Legislative politics, state politics, representation, quantitative methods
2055 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Director of Graduate Studies
Concurrent Associate Professor, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Jeff Harden specializes in American politics and political methodology. His research agenda in American politics focuses on political representation, public policy diffusion, and state politics. His methodology interests include interpretation and communication of statistical models, network inference, and simulation. He is the author of Multidimensional Democracy: A Supply and Demand Theory of Representation in American Legislatures (Cambridge, 2016) He has also published articles in several journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Political Analysis.