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Joshua Dyck

Joshua Dyck
Joshua DyckAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPolitical Science
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • EmailJoshua_Dyck@uml.edu

Research Interests

American Politics, Parties and Interest Groups, Public Policy

American Government and Politics; State and Local Politics and Policy; Elections; Public Opinion and Voting Behavior; Political Participation; Election Reform; Racial and Ethnic Politics; Direct Legislation; Political Geography; Political Context; Applied Research Methods

Education

  • Ph D: American Politics and Public Policy, (2006), University of Maryland - College Park, MD
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dissociated Choices in Direct Democracy: Preferences, Policy Responsiveness, and Trust in Ballot Initiative Elections
  • Ph D: Government and Politics, (2006), University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
    Supporting Area: American Politics and Public Policy
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dissociated Choices in Direct Democracy: Preferences, Policy Responsiveness, and Trust in Ballot Initiative Elections (Committee: James G. Gimpel, Chair; Karen M. Kaufmann; Geoffrey C. Layman; Joe A. Oppenheimer, Irwin Morris, Stanley Presser)
  • MA: Government and Politics, (2004), University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
  • BA: Economics and Political Science, (2001), Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

Awards and Honors

  • Lisa Hertel Outstanding Professor Award (2007), Teaching - University at Buffalo, Political Science Department
  • Conley Dillon Award Winner (2005) - University of Maryland, Department of Government and Politics
  • Roger Davidson Award Winner (2003) - University of Maryland, Department of Government and Politics

Publications

  • Dyck, J. (2016) "New Directions for Empirical Studies of Direct Democracy," Chap. L. Rev. 19: pp. 109
  • Pearson-Merkowitz, S., Filindra, A., Dyck, J. (2016) "When partisans and minorities interact: Interpersonal contact, partisanship, and public opinion preferences on immigration policy.," Social Science Quarterly 97:2 pp. 311 - 324
  • (2014) "Guide to State Politics and Policy," Sage Reference/CQ Press
  • Dyck, J., Pearson-Merkowitz, S. (2014) "To Know You is Not Necessarily to Love You: The Partisan Mediators of Intergroup Contact," Political Behavior 3 pp. 553-580
  • Dyck, J., Pearson-Merkowitz, S. (2014) "To Know You is Not Necessarily to Love You: The Partisan Mediators of Intergroup Contact," Political Behavior 36:3 pp. 553-580
  • Seabrook, N.R., Dyck, J., Lascher, E.L. (2014) "Do ballot initiatives increase general political knowledge?.," Political Behavior
  • Dyck, J., Johnson, G.B., Wasson, J.T. (2012) "A Blue Tide in the Golden State: Ballot Propositions, Population Change, and Party Identification in California," American Politics Research 40:3 pp. 450-475
  • Dyck, J., HAGLEY, A. (2012) "Political Geography, Direct Democracy, and the Reasoning Voter: Spatial Proximity, Symbolic Politics, and Voting on California's Proposition 83," Politics & Policy 40:2 pp. 195-220
  • Dyck, J. (2012) "Racial Threat, Direct Legislation, and Social Trust: Taking Tyranny Seriously in Studies of the Ballot Initiative," Political Research Quarterly 65:3 pp. 615-628
  • Dyck, J., Pearson-Merkowitz, S. (2012) "The Conspiracy of Silence: Context and Voting on Gay Marriage Ballot Measures," Political Research Quarterly 65:4 pp. 745-757
  • Dyck, J. (2010) "Direct Democracy and the Courts," Political Science Quarterly 125:3 pp. 538-540
  • Dyck, J., Seabrook, N.R. (2010) "Mobilized by Direct Democracy: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Effects and the Geography of Turnout in Ballot Measure Elections," Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited) 91:1 pp. 188-208
  • Dyck, J. (2010) "Political Distrust and Conservative Voting in Ballot Measure Elections," Political Research Quarterly 63:3 pp. 612-626
  • Dyck, J., Lascher, E. (2009) "Direct Democracy and Political Efficacy Reconsidered," Political Behavior 31:3 pp. 401-427
  • Dyck, J. (2009) "Initiated Distrust," American Politics Research 37:4 pp. 539-568
  • Dyck, J., Baldassare, M. (2009) "Process Preferences and Voting in Direct Democratic Elections," The Public Opinion Quarterly 3 pp. 551
  • Dyck, J., Baldassare, M. (2009) "Process preferences and voting in direct democratic elections," Public opinion quarterly 73:3 pp. 551-565
  • Dyck, J., Gaines, B.J., Shaw, D.R. (2009) "The Effect of Local Political Context on How Americans Vote," American Politics Research 37:6 pp. 1088-1115
  • Dyck, J., Seabrook, N. (2009) "The Problem With Vote-By-Mail," Conference Papers -- Midwestern Political Science Association pp. 1
  • Dyck, J. (2008) "," The Public Opinion Quarterly 2 pp. 392
  • Dyck, J., Hussey, L.S. (2008) "Context, Race, and Attitudes About Welfare," Conference Papers -- American Political Science Association pp. 1-33
  • Dyck, J. (2008) "Is What s Good for the Canton, Good for California? Direct Democracy, Racial Diversity and Social Trust," Conference Papers -- Midwestern Political Science Association pp. 1-21
  • Dyck, J., Hussey, L.S. (2008) "The end of welfare as we know it? Durable attitudes in a changing information environment," Public opinion quarterly 72:4 pp. 589-618
  • Dyck, J. (2008) "The Public Side of Representation: A Study of Citizens' Views about Representatives and the Representative Process," Public opinion quarterly 72:2 pp. 392-394
  • Dyck, J., Hagley, A. (2008) "Voter Rationality in Space: The Paradox of NIMBY Voting on Jessica s Law," Conference Papers -- Midwestern Political Science Association pp. 1-30
  • Gimpel, J.G., Dyck, J., Shaw, D.R. (2007) "Election-Year Stimuli and the Timing of Voter Registration," Party Politics 13:3 pp. 351-374
  • Dyck, J. (2007) "Political Distrust and the Conservative Movement at the Ballot Box," Conference Papers -- American Political Science Association pp. 1-32
  • Dyck, J. (2007) "The Informational Origins of Intergovernmental Split Ticket Voting," Conference Papers -- Western Political Science Association pp. 1-26
  • Dyck, J., Seabrook, N.R. (2007) "Who is Mobilized by Direct Democracy? Context, Partisanship, and Turnout in Ballot Initiative Elections," Conference Papers -- American Political Science Association pp. 1-39
  • Dyck, J. (2006) "Direct Democracy and Political Trust," Conference Papers -- Midwestern Political Science Association pp. 1-34
  • Gimpel, J.G., Dyck, J., Shaw, D.R. (2006) "Location, knowledge and time pressures in the spatial structure of convenience voting," Electoral Studies 25:1 pp. 35-58
  • Cho, W.K., Gimpel, J.G., Dyck, J. (2006) "Residential Concentration, Political Socialization, and Voter Turnout," The Journal of Politics 68:1 pp. 156-167
  • Tam Cho, W.K., Gimpel, J.G., Dyck, J. (2006) "Residential Concentration, Political Socialization, and Voter Turnout," Journal of Politics 68:1 pp. 156-167
  • Gimpel, J.G., Dyck, J., Shaw, D.R. (2006) "Location, knowledge and time pressures in the spatial structure of convenience voting," Electoral Studies 25: pp. 35-58
  • Dyck, J., Gimpel, J.G. (2005) "Distance, Turnout, and the Convenience of Voting," Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited) 86:3 pp. 531-548
  • Gimpel, J., Dyck, J., Shaw, D. (2004) "Registrants, Voters, and Turnout Variability Across Neighborhoods," Political Behavior 26:4 pp. 343-375

Presentations

  • Catching Conflict by Initiative: A new theory of the spillover effects of direct legislation - Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2011 - Seattle, WA
  • The Flow of Representation: Policy Responsiveness in State Legislatures - 11th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference, June 2011 - Hanover, NH
  • Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Diffusion of MMA Legalization in the American States - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2011 - Chicago, March
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood, Says Who? Elite Cue Giving and Majority-Minority Group Interactions - State Politics and Policy Conference, June 2010 - Springfield, IL
  • A Conditional Theory of Social Context: Resolving Differences in Theories of Intergroup Contact and Conflict. - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2010 - Chicago
  • Does Strategic Ambiguity Work? Discretionary Dissent and Public Opinion on the Iraq War - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2010 - Chicago
  • Internet Penetration and Public Opinion Formation - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2010 - Chicago
  • Gay Neighbors and Political Behavior: Testing Contact vs. Threat Hypotheses in Voting Behavior on Gay Marriage Bans - Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2009 - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Split Ticket Voting in a Federal Context: Searching for an Autonomous State Politics in Voting Behavior - State Politics and Policy Conference, May 2009 - Raleigh, NC
  • The Problem with Vote-by-Mail - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2009 - Chicago
  • Spatial Perspectives in Voting on Ballot Propositions - Bose Lecture Series, October 2008 - University of Iowa
  • Context, Race, and Attitudes About Welfare - American Political Science Association Conference, August 2008 - Boston
  • Racial Threat, Direct Democracy and Social Trust - State Politics and Policy Conference, May 2008 - Philadelphia
  • Is Whatês Good for the Canton Good for California - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2008 - Chicago
  • Voter Rationality in Space - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2008 - Chicago
  • Voting on Sex Offender Laws: Spatial Rationality and Symbolic Politics, April 2008 - Binghamton University
  • Who is Mobilized by Direct Democracy - Faculty Work in Progress Seminar, February 2008 - Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo
  • Trust in Government and the Conservative Movement at the Ballot Box - American Political Science Association Conference, August 2007 - Chicago
  • Who is Mobilized by Direct Democracy - American Political Science Association Conference, August 2007 - Chicago
  • The Informational Origins of Intergovernmental Split-Ticket Voting - Western Political Science Association Conference, March 2007 - Las Vegas
  • The Limits of Support for Direct Democracy: Process-Oriented Preferences and the 2005 California Special Election - American Political Science Association Conference, August 2006 - Philadelphia
  • What's Trust Got To Do With It? Ballot Initiatives and Trust in Government - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2006 - Chicago
  • Dissociated Choices in Direct Democracy: Public Preferences over Budgetary Policies. - Liberty Fund Conference, June 2005 - Park City
  • Direct DemocracyÍês Dilemma: Dissociated Choices and Ballot Measure Elections - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2005 - Chicago
  • Neighborhood Effects on Voter Turnout: What Voter Lists Can Teach Us - American Political Science Association Conference, September 2004 - Chicago
  • Election Year Stimuli and the Timing of Registration - Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2004 - Chicago
  • Spatial Structure in the Use of Convenience Voting Methods - Midwest Political Science Association Conference,, April 2004 - Chicago
  • Registrants, Voters, and Turnout Variability Across Neighborhoods - American Political Science Association Conference, 2003 - Philadelphia
  • Searching for Condorcet in the 2000 Election - Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2003 - Chicago

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • The Problem with Vote-By-Mail (2009), Grant - The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Political Distrust and the Conservative Movement at the Ballot Box (2007), Grant - The Baldy Center for Law and Social
  • The Political Geography of Direct Democracy (2007), Grant - The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
  • New Assistant Professor Start-up Grant (2006), Grant - University at Buffalo
  • The Scope and Nature of Panhandling and Related Crime (2010), Grant - The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Political Attitudes and State Elections (2008), Grant - The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy