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About Dr. William D. Hicks

Dr. Will Hicks’ primary field of study is American politics, with a specific focus on direct democracy, legislative processes, legislative behavior and representation in the American states. A scholar of Congress and the state legislatures, hisresearch interests also include political science research methods, specifically applied quantitative methods for clustered and longitudinal data. Prior to joining Appalachian, Hicks taught at the University of Florida. He has been published in State Politics & Policy Quarterly, American Politics Research, Political Research Quarterly and other journals.

Areas of Expertise
American politics
voter ID laws and online registration systems
electoral systems and rules
state legislatures and differences in how they work
North Carolina redistricting and gerrymandering

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University Department of Government and Justice Studies
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Professor of the Year, College of Arts and Sciences, Appalachian State University, Spring 2015

Courses

  • Public Opinion
  • State and Local Government
  • Introduction to American Government and Politics

Education

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Ph.D., University of Florida ‐ Political Science
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M.A., Florida Atlantic University ‐ Political Science
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B.A., The University Of Montana ‐ Political Science
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Contact Information

828-262-6031


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