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About Gary Moncrief

Dr. Gary Moncrief is a University Foundation Research Scholar and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Boise State University. He also serves as the undergraduate political science Internship Director.
Dr. Moncrief received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. In addition to serving on the BSU faculty for over 30 years, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Washington and Rutgers University. Dr. Moncrief has published four books and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of state politics -- especially state legislatures. Dr. Moncrief is a frequent speaker at meetings and workshops for state officials around the country.


Present Emeritus Professor, Department of Political Science, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Professor in Political Science, 2010-2011
  • Boise State University Foundation Research Scholar Award, 2004
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Boise State University Alumni Association (Top Ten Scholars’ Award) 1991, 1990, 1980, 1979
  • “Term Limits and State Legislatures.” National Science Foundation, 2002-3 (co-PI, with Richard Niemi, John Carey, Lynda Powell) $110,000


  • POLS 102 State and Local Government
  • POLS 302 Campaigns and Elections
  • POLS 312 Legislative Behavior

Contact Information

Phone: 208.426.3686

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