‘2004 Presidential Election’ Topic of Lectures by UC-San Diego Professor

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 25, 2004 – The “2004 Presidential Election” will be the topic of two lectures at Southeast Missouri State University Oct. 6 given by a professor of political science at the University of California-San Diego.

Gary Jacobson will present the first lecture during the Common Hour from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Crisp Hall Auditorium, Room 125. He will speak again from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Jacobson has taught at the University of California-San Diego since 1979. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Stanford in 1966 and a doctoral degree from Yale in 1972. He specializes in the study of U.S. elections, parties, interest groups and Congress. He is the author of Money in Congressional Elections, The Politics of Congressional Elections and The Electoral Origins of Divided Government, and co-author of Strategy and Choice in Congressional Elections, and The Logic of American Politics. His current research focuses on partisan polarization in American politics.

Jacobson has served on the Board of Overseers of National Election Studies, the Council of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the APSA’s Committee on Research Support, treasurer of the APSA and chair of the APSA’s Elections Review Committee. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.