Dr. Jeffrey Cummins

Associate Professor

Ph.D. The Claremont Graduate University

Jeff Cummins

Office: McKee Fisk 214

Phone: 559-278-6693

E-mail: jcummins@csufresno.edu

Dr. Jeff Cummins received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2003. He previously worked for the California State Auditor and the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) in Sacramento before coming to Fresno State in 2005. His teaching and research areas focus on American politics and public policy, including the presidency, state politics and policy, and public budgeting. His research has been published in Social Science Quarterly, Polity, and Congress and the Presidency, among other journals.

Dr. Cummins's CV.

Recent Publications

2015.  California: The Politics of Diversity, 8th Edition.  With David G. Lawrence.  Boston: Cengage Learning.

2013.  "The Effects of Legislative Term Limits on State Fiscal Conditions."  American Politics Research 41(3): 417-442.

2012.  "An Empirical Analysis of California Budget Gridlock." State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 12(1): 23-42

2011. "Party Control, Policy Reforms, and the Impact on Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S. States." Social Science Quarterly 92(1): 246-267.

2011.  “Lobbying Strategies, Campaign Contributions, and the Impact on Indian Gaming in California.”  In The New Politics of Indian Gaming eds. Tracy A. Skopec and Kenneth N. Hansen.  Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press.

2010.  “The Partisan Considerations of the President’s Agenda.”  Polity 42(July): 398 - 422.

2010.  “State of the Union Addresses and the President’s Legislative Success.”  Congress and the Presidency 37(May): 176 – 199.

2009.  “Crime and Issue Voting in Gubernatorial Elections.”  Social Science Quarterly 90(September): 632 – 651.