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Professor Thomas Scotto

Position in departmentDirector of Education
Staff positionProfessor
Emailtscott@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 873809
Fax3234
Room5A.312
Office hoursOn Leave for the academic year 2014/2015
Biography

Thomas J. Scotto is Professor of Government, University of Essex.  His research is in the areas of American and Canadian politics and public opinion.  At Essex since 2007, he is the author of journal articles appearing in such outlets as Public Opinion Quarterly, The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly and Electoral Studies.  His co-authored book, Making Political Choices:  Canada and the United States was published by the University of Toronto Press, and his co-edited volume, The Canadian Election Studies, was recently published by The University of British Columbia Press.  His main research project, supported by the ESRC, seeks to understand and measure citizen foreign policy attitudes across six western democracies.

In 2013-2014, Dr. Scotto will continue to serve as Associate Dean of The Graduate School with responsibility for developing Ph.D. level training.

Websitehttp://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~tscott/
Qualifications

Ph.D. Duke University, 2005 in Political Science


M.A. Duke University, 2002
Tested Fields: American Politics, Political Methodology
Theme Field: Comparative Political Behaviour

B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton, 1999
Summa Cum Laude with Highest Departmental Honors in Political Science

Current research

1. Studying patterns of party support in western democracies using Mixed Latent Markov Modelling

2. ESRC funded project studying foreign policy attitudes in western democracies.

Research interests

American and Canadian Voting Behaviour

Foreign policy attitudes and public opinion

Latent Variable Modelling

Teaching responsibilities

Professor Scotto is the lead tutor for the survey research methods module in the fall term, available to students undertaking the advanced quantitative methods certification in the Department.  He is also the supervisor of the Department's students who have/are completing work placements related to their degree.

PublicationsLink to publications for Thomas Scotto

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