He is associate professor of Political Science and co-director of the Center for Public Opinion at UMass Lowell (2012-present). Previously, Dyck was associate professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He also spent a year as a Dissertation Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California during the 2005-2006 academic year.
Dyck studies American politics, with a focus on public opinion, voting behavior, and state politics. Much of his research is motivated by the interplay between public opinion and different social and institutional settings, examining the way that democratic citizens react to democratic environments and political institutions.
His research has appeared in many leading scholarly journals including The Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and American Politics Research.
He is also the co-editor of The Guide to State Politics and Policy, a 33 chapter volume with Sage/CQ Press covering the entire field of state politics.