Paul Gronke is Professor of Political Science at Reed College. He studies American politics and empirical political theory, with specialties in the U.S. Congress, elections and electoral behavior, and public opinion.
Gronke is the founder and Director of the Early Voting Information Center (EVIC), where he and his team conduct research on early voting and election reform, predominantly in the United States.he Early Voting Information Center is proud to have co-hosted the inaugural Election Sciences, Reform, and Administration Conference in July of 2017.
He has published a book, The Electorate, The Campaign, and the Vote (Michigan University Press, 2000), as well as articles in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Electoral Studies, American Politics Quarterly, and chapters in many edited volumes. Gronke is also the editor of the Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy and the co-editor for PS: Political Science & Politics, a flagship journal of the American Political Science Association.
At Reed, Gronke teaches courses on political behavior, political institutions, and social science research methods. He served as the chair of the Political Science Department from 2001 – 2009 (with a few breaks for leave) and is a member of several ad-hoc committees.
Gronke is an avid runner, a political junkie, frequent Twitter user, and lives nearby in the Eastmoreland neighborhood. You’re as likely to find him in a local coffee shop as in his office.