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William Claggett

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Tel: 850.644.7326
Office: 540 Bellamy Building
Email: wclagget@garnet.acns.fsu.edu


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978. Principal research and teaching interests are electoral behavior, political parties and political change in the United States in a historical perspective.

Research Agenda:

I am currently working on two collaborative projects. The first is a study of the structure and evolution of American policy preferences over the last 50 years and its impact on vote choice. The collaborator on this project is Professor Byron Shafer of the University of Wisconsin. The second study, being done with Professor Philip Pollock III of the University of Central Florida, is an examination of why individuals make campaign contributions.

Undergraduate Courses:

POS1041: Introduction to American Politics
POS3204: Public Opinion and Political Behavior
POS3443: Public Parties and Campaigns
POS4941: Internship