Dr. Thomas Holyoke
Coordinator, Undergraduate Degree in Political Science
Ph.D. The George Washington University
Office: McKee Fisk 216
Dr. Holyoke's CV
A specialist in American politics, Dr. Holyoke teaches courses and conducts research on Congress, interest groups and social movements, and western water politics. He has published over two dozen research articles in prominent peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, and the American Journal of Education. His first book, Competitive Interests , was published in the fall of 2011 by Georgetown University Press. To learn more about the book, listen to this podcast of an interview with Dr. Holyoke for New Books in Political Science. He is currently writing a new book titled Interest Groups and Lobbying that is under contract with Westview Press and will be published in 2014.
Dr. Holyoke has also worked for several interest groups in the past, as well as the United States Senate and the New York State Senate. In 2008 he received the Provost's Most Promising Faculty Award.
Dr. Holyoke recently gave a presentation at the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. about interest group lobbying in the digital age that you can view here. His work on interest groups and how they sometimes stimulate political participation was recently highlighted in the American Politics and Policy blog at the London School of Economics.
Long paper version of "Shopping in the Political Arena: Strategic State and Local Venue Selection by Advocates," published in State and Local Government Review 44(April): 9-20, with Heath Brown and Jeffrey R. Henig.
Methodological appendix to "Policy Dynamics and the Evolution of State Charter School Laws," published in Policy Sciences 42(February): 33-55, 2009, with Jeffrey R. Henig, Heath Brown, and Natalie Lacireno-Paquet.
Formal and Statistical Models Appendix to "Interest Group Competition and Coalition Formation," published in the American Journal of Political Science 52(April): 360-375, 2009.
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