Faculty & Staff

Clinton Swift

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D Political Science, University of Missouri; BA Political Science, Whittier College

Clint S. Swift received his BA in political science from Whittier College and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Missouri. He teaches courses in American political behavior, political parties, state politics, and research methodology.

Dr. Swift’s research focuses primarily on how institutions condition elite behavior in American state legislatures. He is interested in how characteristics like political experience, ideology, race, and gender condition legislative collaboration in different institutional contexts. Additionally, Swift also studies opinion, perception and attitude formation in mass publics. Specifically, he focuses on economic voting across the American state as well as the influence of local factors on economic evaluations and perceptions.

His research has been published in Political Science Research and Methods and State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and featured on the London School of Economics' American States Politics and Policy (http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/) blog.