CSPL Executive Director finalist – Scot Schraufnagel
Dr. Scot Schraufnagel (Ph.D., Florida State University) is currently the chair of the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. His research and teaching is focused on political parties, elections and state governments with an emphasis on promoting a civil, representative and effective legislative process in the United States. He has a broad interest in institutional effectiveness and policy making, with a particular focus on legislative advancement. His published works have dealt with specific public policy innovations, institutional arrangements that promote competent elections and the factors associated with productive legislatures. Professor Schraufnagel’s recent work on the relative ‘cost’ of voting in the American states (Election Law Journal 2018) is being widely cited by both academic and media sources. His research appears in many of the top political science journals and his 2018 book, with his student Dr. Michael Pomante, A Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Presidency, 2nd Edition, made the Library of Congress’ Choice List of 2018 Outstanding Academic Titles.