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Adler, Edward Scott Vice Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor

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  • Scott Adler is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His areas of expertise are the US Congress, elections, political institutions, comparative legislatures, and public policy making. Among his publications are his books Why Congressional Reforms Fail: Reelection and the House Committee System (University of Chicago Press, 2002), The Macropolitics of Congress (Princeton University Press, 2006), Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and The United States Congress (2019).

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  • US Congress, elections, political institutions, public policy making, comparative legislatures and lawmaking

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Teaching

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  • PSCI 1101 - Introduction to American Politics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Emphasizes interrelations among levels and branches of government, formal and informal institutions, processes, and behavior.
  • PSCI 4715 - Honors Political Science Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Involves writing and discussion of selected topics in political science. Critically reviews the major methodological and conceptual features of the discipline. Students begin their honors papers in the seminar. Department enforced prerequisite: minimum 3.3 GPA. Generally offered in fall term only.

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