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About Jesse H Rhodes

My major areas of scholarly interest are social policy (especially education policy), political parties, and the American presidency. My book, An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind, has been published by Cornell University Press. With support from the Spencer Foundation, I am also analyzing the effects of education standards, testing, and accountability policies on citizenship; and with a Faculty Research Grant, I am investigating patterns of presidential partisan rhetoric. My research on political parties includes a longterm project, with Sidney Milkis, on the developing relationship between the presidency and the political parties during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama; and a multi-article study, with Shamira Gelbman, of the factors that inhibit or permit parties to embrace new positions on racial issues. I have published articles in Perspectives on Politics, Publius, Polity, and The Forum.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Present Political Science Undergraduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Thompson 310
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
413-545-6185

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