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political science professor

Gary Charles Jacobson, American Political science educator ( society science, Educated)political science educator. award 1981), Western Polit. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Political Science Association (Gladys E. Kammerer award 1981), Western Political Science Association, Midwest Polit.Sci. Association, Southern Political Science Association.

Background

Jacobson, Gary Charles was born on July 7, 1944 in Orange, California, United States. Son of Charles William and Ruth Hope (Brown) Jacobson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Stanford University, 1966. Master of Philisophy, Yale University, 1969, Doctor of Philosophy. in Political Science, 1972. From instructor to associate professor Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1970-1979.

From associate professor to professor political science University of California-San Diego, since 1979. Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1969. National Science Foundation grantee, 1980-1982.

Career

From 1970 to 1979 he taught at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He has also taught at the University of California, Riverside (1968), Yale University (1973) and Stanford University (1986-87). During 1990-91 he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

He has served on the Board of Overseers of American National Election Studies (1985-93), the Council of the American Political Science Association (APSA) (1993-94), the APSA’s Committee on Research Support, and as Treasurer of the APSA (1996-97). He is recognized as one of the premier scholars in the study of Congressional Campaigns and Election, publishing numerous books and articles on the subject. He is also a frequent commentator for news programs and radio commentary such as NPR.

Works

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Political Science Association (Gladys E. Kammerer award 1981), Western Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association.

Connections

Married Martha Ellen Blake, June 2, 1979.

father:
Charles William Jacobson

mother:
Ruth Hope (Brown) Jacobson

spouse:
Martha Ellen Blake