Thomas M. Holbrook
Wilder Crane Professor of Government and Chairperson
Ph.D., University of Iowa
B.A., University of Iowa
Political Behavior, Campaigns and Elections, State Politics, Research Methods
Several papers on the civic function of presidential campaigns
Do Campaigns Matter? 1996 Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
"Cognitive Style and Political Learning During the 2000 Presidential Campaign." (2006) Political Research Quarterly (forthcoming, September).
"Presidential Campaigns and Political Mobilization." (2005) American Journal of Political Science 49:689-703 (With Scott McClurg).
"Sources of Error in Statewide Presidential Trial-Heat Polls." (2003) Political Research Quarterly 56:431-40 (With Jay DeSart).
"State-wide Trial-Heat Polls and the 2000 Presidential Election: A Forecasting Model." (2003) Social Science Quarterly 84:561-73 (With Jay DeSart).
"Presidential Campaigns and the Knowledge Gap."(2002) Political Communication 19:437-54.
"Did the Whistle Stop Campaign Matter?" (2002) PS: Political Science and Politics 35:59-66.
"Electoral Competition, Legislative Balance, and State Welfare Policy." (2002) American Journal of Political Science 46:415-27. (With Charles Barrilleaux and Laura Langer).
"Knowing Versus Caring: the Role of Affect and Cognition in Political Perceptions" (2001) Political Psychology 22:27-44 (with Kathleen Dolan)
"Political Learning During Presidential Debates" (1999) Political Behavior 21:67-89.
"Campaigns, National Conditions, and American Presidential Elections." (1994) American Journal of Political Science 38:973-989.
"Electoral Competition in the American States." (1993) American Political Science Review 87:955-62 (with Emily Van Dunk).
"Presidential Elections in Space and Time." (1991) American Journal of Political Science 35:91-109.