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Doug Rice

Professional Title: 

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science


Thompson 518


Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm or by appointment


From Pennsylvania State University, Department of Political Science: Ph.D., Political Science, 2013. M.A., Political Science, 2010. From Villanova University, Department of Political Science. M.A., Political Science, 2008.


I received my Ph.D. in political science from Penn State University. Broadly, I am interested in the study of courts and public policy, the separation of powers, judicial behavior, agenda-setting, and political methodology. On my website, you can find more information on my current research, my prior publications, and current and prior course offerings.

Area of Study: 

  • American politics
  • Public law
  • Public policy and organizations

Graduation Year: 


Curriculum Vitae: 

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  • Political Science
  • Legal Studies