Candidate List

Biographical Sketches and Programmatic Statements

Candidates for C&M Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair: Frederic Schaffer / Vice-Chair: Amy Poteete

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and have previously taught at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research bridges the subfields of comparative politics and political theory, with a substantive focus on election fraud, the administration of elections, and - most germane to the work of the Committee on Concepts and Methods - translating political concepts from one culture to another. I am the author of Democracy in Translation: Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture (Cornell University Press, 1998), The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform (Cornell University Press, 2008), and “Ordinary Language Interviewing” (in Yanow and Schwartz-Shea’s Interpretation and Method, M.E. Sharpe, 2006). I also edited Elections for Sale: The Causes and Consequences of Vote Buying (Lynne Rienner, 2007). Currently I am working on a book, Elucidating Social Science Concepts: An Interpretivist Guide, to be included in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods. I have been an active participant in the Committee on Concepts and Methods. I have been chair of the committee for the 2009-2012 term. I have also a member of the C&M Working Papers editorial board since its inception in 2005, and have contributed two papers to the Political Concepts series (“Why Don’t Political Scientists Coin More New Terms?” and “Thin Descriptions: The Limits of Survey Research on the Meaning of Democracy”). In addition, I served as C&M program chair for the 2006 IPSA World Congress in Japan.

Amy R. Poteete is an associate professor of political science at Concordia University in Montréal. She has published articles on politics and policies in Botswana, natural resource management, and research methods in Agricultural Systems, Development and Change, Governance, Human Ecology, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Modern African Studies, Journal of Southern African Studies, and World Development. Professor Poteete’s substantive research explores the interactions between political competition, natural resource policies, and political development. Her book with Marco Janssen and Elinor Ostrom, Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice (Princeton University Press), draws attention to the gap between methodological principles and practices, and seeks to understand the practical, institutional, and sociological factors behind that gap. Amy Poteete received her doctorate from Duke University. She has taught at the University of New Orleans, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and Yale University. From 2000 to 2003, she served as the research coordinator for the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research program at Indiana University. She has served two terms on the Concepts and Methods board (2006 – 2012).

Programmatic Statements

Frederic Schaffer

During my term as chair, I focused much of my attention on funding and building the new C&M website, expanding our membership, securing related group status in the American Political Science Association, and institutionalizing our two working paper series. If re-elected, my main objectives will be to continue to increase the visibility of the committee, and the work of its members, to the wider discipline. I look forward, for instance, to further growing the C&M website, raising the stature of the two working paper series, recruiting more new members, and looking for ways to increase the exposure of the committee to a larger number of faculty members and graduate students around the world. Another, related, priority will be to recruit a new editor for the working paper series, someone who will collate papers addressing a theme of the editor’s choosing into a book, to be launched at the completion of the editor’s term.

Amy Poteete

I have served as a member of the Concepts and Methods board since 2006. In the past year, I served as a member of the adjudication committee for the C&M Award on Concept Analysis in Political Science. In 2008, I represented our research committee at the IPSA conference on “International Political Science: New Theoretical and Regional Perspectives/La science politique dans le monde: Nouvelles perspectives théoriques et régionales” (in Montreal). If elected as vice chair, my priority would be to build on past efforts to institutionalize our working papers series, expand the resources available through the web site, recruit new members, and explore new strategies to foster exchange among members. It has been a pleasure to serve as a member of the Concepts and Methods board, and I would be honored to continue to serve should I be elected as vice chair.

Candidates for C&M Board

Amy Mazur

Amy G. Mazur is Professor in the Department of Politcal Science at Washington State University and an Associate Researcher at the Centre d'Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po, Paris. Her research and teaching interests focus on comparative feminist policy issues with a particular emphasis on France. She is co editor of Political Research Quarterly. Her books include: Comparative State Feminism (Sage, 1995) (editor with Dorothy McBride); Gender Bias and the State: Symbolic Reform at Work in Fifth Republic France (Pittsburgh University Press, 1995); State Feminism, Women's Movement, and Job Training: Making Democracies Work in the Global Economy (Routledge, 2001) (editor); Theorizing Feminist Policy (Oxford, 2002); Politics, Gender and Concepts (editor with Gary Goertz, Cambridge University Press 2008); The French Fifth Republic at Fifty: Beyond Stereoytpes (editor with Sylvain Brouard and Andrew Appleton, Palgrave, 2000); The Politics of State Feminism: Innovation in Comparative Research (with Dorothy McBride, Temple University Press, 2010). She has published articles in Comparative European Politics, Revue Française de Science Politique, Politics and Gender, Political Research Quarterly, French Politics and Society, Policy Studies Journal, West European Politics, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science, Review of Policy Research, Contemporary French Civilization, French Politics, Travail Genre et Société and Espace-Temps. She is co-convener of the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State and of the French Politics Group of the APSA. In 2009, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Warwick, in 2007-08 and in Fall 2001 the Marie-Jahoda Professor of International Feminist Studies at Ruhr University, Bochum. In 2005-06 she was an expert for the United Nations for the Expert Group Meeting on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Decision-making Processes and rapporteur of the final meeting report. She has also been consulted by the European Union, the World Bank and the Obama Administration. She has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the European Science Foundation, and the French Ministry of Social Affairs. She received the Midwest Political Science Association Women’s Caucus, Professional Achievement Award in 2011.

Programmatic Statement

Through my work on the analytical puzzle of how, why and to what end the contemporary democratic state has responded to demands for gender equality, I have grappled with methodological issues in comparative research. As co director of RNGS, I participated in designing a mixed methods study of women’s policy agencies in 17 post industrial democracies conducted by over 40 researchers. The issue of constructing meaningful and analytically sound concepts for comparative analysis has been a crucial, yet difficult, one for me, which led me to co edit a volume on concepts in gender and politics in 2008. I am also dedicated to the promotion of “problem driven” or “use-inspired” research through studying how to make democracies more democratic. As a result, I have made policy recommendations, based on my research, to government bodies in France, the USA and in the EU and the UN. As a member of the Board of the IPSA Committee on Concepts and Methods, I would continue to promote good multi methods research based on a problem driven approach and sound conceptualization as well as raise the issue of how to better take advantage of current innovations and developments in comparative gender and politics research.

Bernhard Kittel

Bernhard Kittel is professor of economic sociology at the University of Vienna since March 2012. Previous engagements include the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, the University of Bremen, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Oldenburg. His main research interest is in experimental social sciences, in particular the study of committee decision processes, communication, networks, and voting. Further interests include comparative political economy and methodology. Just published is the volume "Experimental Political Science. Principles and Practices", coedited with Rebecca Morton and Wolfgang Luhan, Palgrave-Macmillan 2012.

Programmatic Statement

My contribution to C&M for the next period of office would be to continue the work on methods summer schools and, in particular, to engage in helping overcome the outdated cleavages between different epistemological and methodological traditions in the social sciences.

David Siroky

David Siroky is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in Economics from Duke University and was then Henry Hart Rice Fellow at Yale University before arriving at ASU. Siroky's research is concerned with three themes. The first focuses on group formation and dissolution, ethnic conflict and civil war dynamics. The second theme concerns the relationship between political change and instability, and the third is research methodology, especially efforts to integrate statistical modeling, particularly non-parametric methods, with formal theory and qualitative data and methods. His work has appeared in Comparative Sociology, Defence and Peace Economics, Democratization, Ethnopolitics, Nationalities Papers, Statistics Surveys, and elsewhere.

Programmatic Statement

The current board for the C&M committee has left a legacy of strong leadership and established a firm foundation for future developments. I regularly read the new working papers and the newsletter, and am consistently impressed with the high level of research. The website has been significantly improved, and new awards have been established to recognize important contributions. As a new member of the board, my first aim would be to reinforce and enhance these recent achievements. I would like to build on these initiatives to increase the involvement of graduate students around the world and to establish additional connections with existing groups in major professional societies. As someone whose research draws upon field research, archival work, statistical methods, machine learning and formal theory, I would be a strong advocate for multi-method approaches. I believe that C&M is well positioned to help overcome some of existing obstacles, both technical and institutional, that remain for those interested in diverse methods. I would therefore work in my capacity on the board to support efforts at reducing institutional barriers and increasing methodological integration.

Derek Beach

Derek Beach is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark. His research interests cover European integration, foreign policy, and qualitative case study methods. He holds an MSc from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, an MA from the Department of Political Science in Aarhus, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern Denmark. He has been a visiting researcher at Georgetown University, American University, and SAIS Johns Hopkins. He is actively involved in teaching research methods to Ph.D. students within both ECPR and IPSA. His most recent publications include: ‘Process Tracing methods: Foundations and Guidelines’ (University of Michigan Press), and ‘Analyzing Foreign Policy’ (Palgrave Macmillan).

Programmatic Statement

I am strongly interested in improving the content and access to the already excellent programs for training Ph.D. students in research methods, especially outside of Europe/North America. I have extensive experience in teaching qualitative case study methods at the Ph.D. level, both at my own department, but also at the ECPR Summer and Winter Schools (Process tracing), and at the IPSA Summer Schools in Sao Paulo and Singapore (small-n case study methods). If elected to the board, I would especially work on strengthening the qualitative methods elements of existing programs, along with exploring new venues. Furthermore, I would like to continue the efforts of the previous board in improving the visibility of C&M within the research methods community in Europe and abroad.

Dvora Yanow

Dvora Yanow is a policy and organizational ethnographer and interpretive methodologist whose research and teaching are shaped by an overall interest in the communication of meaning in organizational and policy settings. Holder of the 2005-2010 term Strategic Chair in Meaning and Method in the Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, she is presently Visiting Professor in Wageningen University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Communication Science Department, and the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Her most recent book is Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes (Routledge), with Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, with whom she co-edits the new Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods. Prior methods-related books include Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis (Sage, 2000); Interpretation and Method: Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn (M E Sharpe, 2006, co-edited with Peregrine Schwartz-Shea), and Organizational Ethnography: Studying the Complexities of Everyday Life (Sage, 2009, co-edited with Sierk Ybema, Harry Wels, and Frans Kamsteeg). She has taught courses in interpretive methodologies and methods, in particular political ethnography, interpretive policy analysis, and writing ethnographic and other qualitative-interpretive research, including at the ECPR Ljubljana Summer and Winter Schools, as well as in various universities around Europe and the UK; designed and developed the Methodology Workshops at the Interpretive Policy Analysis international conference and the Methods Café at the Western and American Political Science Association meetings; run the Interpretation and Methods listserve (; and co-chaired the NSF Workshop on Interpretive Methodologies in Political Science ( Her policy-focused research investigates state-created categories for race-ethnic identity, immigrant integration policies and citizen-making practices, policy frames and framing, and research regulation policies and practices. Her book Constructing "Race” and “Ethnicity" in America: Category-making in Public Policy and Administration (M E Sharpe, 2003) won the 2004 ASPA and 2007 Herbert A. Simon-APSA book awards. Other current research projects engage science/technology museums and the idea of science, practice theory and the life cycle, space analysis methods, and US Institutional Review Board policies and practices.

Programmatic Statement

If re-elected to the IPSA C&M Committee board, I would continue to build on the work done by its previous and current leaders in order to strengthen even further the position of interpretive and qualitative methods in political science, internationally. What C&M at IPSA does potentially sends strong signals to IPSA members worldwide, at both departmental/faculty curricular and individual research levels. With advances in the EU via ECPR activities, in North America via the American and the Canadian PSA’s, the Qualitative Research Methods institute, and the NSF Workshop on Interpretive Methodologies in Political Science, and in the UK via PSA activities, as well as in various arenas in Australia, India, Latin America, and New Zealand, qualitative and interpretive methods and their methodological similarities and differences have been attracting increasing attention. Putting these matters front and center through the IPSA will help support researchers doing this kind of work. The Committee might take additional steps to muster its considerable human and social capital resources to achieve this end. I look forward to continuing to bring my background in these areas to the C&M Committee Board and to continue the development of its intellectual community, including through links to the growing interpretive methodologies/methods community worldwide.

Fred Eidlin

Fred Eidlin is a Professor of Political Science, recently retired from University of Guelph (Canada). He currently teaches at University of Tartu in Estonia, Charles University and the University of Life Sciences in Prague, and also lectures at several universities in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. He is interested in foundational problems of the social sciences, especially where inquiry runs into difficulties, in the dynamics and developmental tendencies of Soviet-type regimes, and problems of their transition, and in perceptual, belief, and symbol systems and the relationships between ideas and behavior. RELEVANT ACTIVITIES: Colloquium for the Critical Approach to Science and Philosophy (1982-1990); Foundations of Political Theory Group Panels APSA Annual Meeting (1981 and 1982); Southwestern Ontario Universities Political Theory Group (1977-78 and 1978-79); Foundations of Political Theory Group section organizer APSA Annual Meetings (1981 and 1982; Editor, NEWSLETTER for those interested in the philosophy of Karl Popper (1981-1991); Organizer, Southern Ontario Colloquium for the Critical Approach to Science and Philosophy (1978-1991); Editorial board: Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague (2011- ) Editorial board: Institut Mezinárodních Studií, FSV, Charles University, Prague (2011- )Editorial board: Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1982-1990). Web site:

Programmatic Statement

Intellectually, the empirical social sciences, are not in very good shape--especially sociology and political science. I believe this is mainly due to the kinds of issues central to the interests of participants in C & M. In my own work, I have been trying to develop a problem-oriented approach to social science research inspired by the philosophy of Karl Popper. Although I have significant disagreements with the approaches of several of the participants in C & M, I believe C & M already offers a good forum for the airing of such disagreements, but there could be more of it.

Jan Kubik

I am Jan Kubik, Professor and the Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education in the Department of Political Science, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. I also work as a Recurring Visiting Professor of Sociology, Centre for Social Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. In 2006-07 I served as the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in East European Studies, Warsaw University. I authored many book chapters and articles published in major journals, mostly in English and Polish, as well as two award-winning books: The Power of Symbols against the Symbols of Power. The Rise of Solidarity and the Fall of State Socialism in Poland and Rebellious Civil Society: Popular Protest and Democratic Consolidation in Poland, 1989-1993 (with Grzegorz Ekiert). Anthropology and Political Science: a convergent approach, will be published by Berghahn Books in November 2012 (with Myron Aronoff). I also edited Justice, Hegemony and Mobilization: Views from East/Central Europe and Eurasia (co-edited with Amy Linch). The NYU Press 2012). I am currently working on two large, collaborative projects. The first is The Logic of Civil Society: Taiwan, South Korea, Poland, Hungary. This is comparative study of civil society and protest politics in post-authoritarian/post-communist states (with an international team of PIs). The second, The politics of memory in post-communist states, is organized and co-edited with Michael Bernhard, University of Florida). We are studying the way 1989 is collectively remembered and how this remembering is politicized in eleven post-communist countries. My research interests include: Culture and Politics, Protest Politics and Social Movements, Communist and Post-communist Political Systems, Politics of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Political Anthropology, and Interpretive Methods in Social sciences. I received B.A. and M.A. from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (philosophy and sociology) and Ph.D. (with distinction) from Columbia University (anthropology).

Programmatic Statement

I come to political science from anthropology and bring with me a strong conviction that we need to improve the conceptual side of our work (to prevent conceptual stretching). But I am also assuming that this task will be best accomplished if we develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between our concepts and the concepts employed by the people whom we study. This is the area of double hermeneutics that has been a long-standing interest of mine, since my training in phenomenology in Krakow, in the late 1970s. I have been formally trained in sociology, philosophy, and anthropology. My work on political science (in comparative politics) has always been informed by a very strong commitment to investigating philosophical foundations, epistemological assumptions, and conceptual scaffold of political scientific analyses. Political science is for me a discipline whose vitality comes from its intersections with anthropology (my last book project), sociology (much of my teaching), and history. My main field of study is the relationship between culture and politics (power). I have been studying this relationship in several ways, mostly via case studies (of artistic phenomena, for example) but also in large-n analyses (of protest rhetoric). I am, however, most interested in developing interpretive methods, that I see as the necessary complement of quantitative and qualitative methods in the study of politics. I have been working with the APSA Working Group on Interpretive Methods for several years now, participating in various panels, serving as a table chair (on ethnography) at the Methods Café, and a Faculty Member at the National Science Foundation Workshop on Interpretive Methodologies in Political Science, University of Toronto, September 1-2, 2009. I have contributed to Ed Schatz’s volume on Political Ethnography with a chapter on the typology of various forms of ethnography and their philosophical underpinnings. I have also written short pieces on the interpretive method in political science and plan to devote much more time to this area of inquiry in the near future.

John Gerring

John Gerring (PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1993) is Professor of Political Science at Boston University, where he teaches courses on methodology and comparative politics. He is the author of Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996 (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Case Study Research: Principles and Practices (Cambridge University Press, 2007), A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Concepts and Method: Giovanni Sartori and His Legacy (Routledge, 2009), Social Science Methodology: A Unified Framework, 2d ed (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Democracy and Development: A Historical Perspective (in process), along with numerous articles. He served as a fellow of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), as a member of The National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Evaluation of USAID Programs to Support the Development of Democracy, as President of the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, and was the recipient of a grant from the National Science Foundation to collect historical data related to colonialism and long-term development. He is currently a fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (2011-12). He is co-editor of the Strategies for Social Inquiry book series at Cambridge University Press.

Programmatic Statement

I will work to continue C&M's programs fostering diverse methods in political science.

Leonardo Morlino

LEONARDO MORLINO is Professor of Political Science and director of Research Centre on Democracies and Democratizations at LUISS, Rome.. In 2009-12 term he serves as President of International Political Science Association (IPSA) (2009-12). His most recent books include Changes for Democracy (OUP, 2011) Democracias y Democratizaciones (CIS, 2008), International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy? (Routledge, 2008, with Magen), Democratization and the European Union. Comparing Central and Eastern European post-communist countries (Routledge 2010, with Sadurski). He’s has also been one of the three editors of the International Encyclopedia of Political Science (8 volls. Sage Publications, 2011).

Programmatic Statement

To develop precise and rigorous use of concepts in empirical research. To promote the diffusion of empirical methodology through IPSA.

Philippe Blanchard

I am a researcher and a teacher in political science at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). I have also worked for the University of Paris 9 (France), and I made a one-year stay at Pennsylvania State University (USA). My interests are Media, politics, and public policies; Agenda-setting and framing; Social movements; Political and activist careers; as well as methods for political research at large: Multivariate descriptive and explanatory statistics (esp. correspondence analysis, sequence analysis, advanced graphs, clustering), content analysis, interviews, and questionnaires. I am presently taking part to the following research projects: Party activists’ careers in Morocco; Gender and trade unions in Switzerland; Cohesive voting in the Swiss parliament; AIDS activism in France in the 1980-1990s; Interlocking directorates and careers of economic elites in top European companies (publications available on my website). In June 2012 I am co-organizing the Lausanne Conference on Sequence Analysis, a method that enables a systematic treatment of trajectories, biographies, and processes of any kind. I have also taken part to method schools and seminars in Switzerland (2008-2012), France (Quantilille, 2009-2011) and Austria (ECPR School of Methods and Techniques, 2012).

Programmatic Statement

There are four promising directions for methods in the political and social sciences I would like to promote. First I would encourage more description-oriented approaches instead of focusing on sophisticated causal models that sometimes over-interpret their results or that rely on unrealistic assumptions. Second I think data collection and treatment should be more sociologically-grounded. Most methods depend on the social context in which they are applied and on social and power relationships between observer and observed, which they ought to account for. Third I would keep a close dialectic link between methods, empirical applications and theories. Many methodological weaknesses come from excessive autonomy of method from any application or theory, or reversely from excessive dependence on restrictive application or theory. Four, I wish to contribute to the definitive disappearance of the 'qualitative' and 'quantitative' stories. None of these two things can be properly defined, operationalized, nor distinguished. Other concepts have to be found in order to classify methods and to orient beginners in the space of methods--two goals we need to work for. All in all I conceive of good methodology as rigorous, cautious, not self-centred and open to innovation.

Piana Daniela

I am Associate Professor of Political Science since 2011 at the University of Bologna. My work addresses comparative judicial reforms, rule of law and democracy, and the empirical analysis of democratic qualities. I published extensively in national and international journals on these topics and I am author of 6 box, Judicial accountabilities in New Europe, 2012 Ashgate, The High Judicial Council, in Italian, 2012, The Institutions in Mind, in Italian, 2005, Building the European Space, in Italian and Romanian, 2006; Magistrates, in Italian, 2010. A new work of mine is forthcoming, Networking the Rule of law, with Ashgate.

Programmatic Statement

I consider Concepts and Methods a pivotal Committee in ensuring high quality in political science methodology. I want to ensure distinguished scholars be aware of C&M Committee and be encouraged to publish in C&M series. I also want to connect with a more effective strategy C&M to the new Committee RC 34 of IPSA, since there the combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis proves to be a key feature and needs both a robust methodological scholarship and an international arena where an open, innovative, and high quality methodological debate is carried on.


Programmatic Statement

Staffan I. Lindberg

Staffan I. Lindberg, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Gothenburg and the University of Florida; Co-PI for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem); Research Fellow for World Values Survey Sweden; Research Fellow at Quality of Government institute. His research on state building, political clientelism, political parties, legislative-executive relations, women’s representation, voting behavior, elections and democracy in Africa have been published in for example Journal of Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Electoral Studies, Studies in International Comparative Development, Journal of Democracy, Government and Opposition, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Democratization.

Programmatic Statement

The Committee on Concepts and Methods has an important and unique mission in the international community of students of political science.The recent advances and expansion in the use of diverse methods in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods makes the work of the committee more important than ever before. If elected, I would like to contribute to furthering the role that the committee plays in our profession across the world.

Zachary Elkins

Zachary Elkins is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Elkins’ research focuses on issues of democracy, institutional reform, research methods, and national identity, with an emphasis on cases in Latin America. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Designed by Diffusion: Constitutional Reform in Developing Democracies, which examines the design and diffusion of democratic institutions, and is the co-author of The Endurance of National Constitutions, which explores the factors that lead to the survival of national constitutions. With Tom Ginsburg, Elkins co-directs both the Comparative Constitutions Project, a NSF-funded initiative to understand the causes and consequences of constitutional choices, and the website, which provides resources and analysis for constitutional drafters in new democracies. Elkins earned his B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Programmatic Statement

Thinking carefully about concepts and their measures is a central part of nearly every paper I write these days, and has been for some time. I would be pleased to serve as a C&M board. I would serve to build bridges to other researchers who are working on aspects of conceptualization and measurement, but without any connection to the C&M community. Also, I would work to enhance and maintain the vitality of the C&M website, which is not only a terrific resource for those of us who are focused on these issues, but it also encourages other researchers to take on such questions more seriously.