David M. Glick

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.  My primary research and teaching interests include political institutions – especially courts, public opinion about institutions, learning and decision making, policy diffusion, law and regulation. I also co-developed and teach a course about all of the politics, policy, and social science in HBO’s the Wire.  My work has appeared (or will be appearing soon) in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, American Politics Research, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.  I am currently studying the interaction of public opinion, the Supreme Court, and major recent cases using data from panel surveys that I collected with my BU colleague Dino Christenson. I am also studying urban politics and policy with my colleague Katie Einstein. Part of this work includes being one of the lead investigators on Boston University’s Menino Survey of Mayors.

I grew up near Boston. Before graduate school at Princeton I was an undergraduate at Williams College and worked in Cambridge for two years as a strategy consultant with the Monitor Group. I also spent two years as a fellow at the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth. I spend much of my free time staying active, often with my dog Zoe, and doing amateur home improvement projects. I  play basketball (pickup with college kids), soccer (in a Sunday morning league), and softball. I also ski, golf, and ride my bike whenever I can – which is very rarely.

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