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Professor Clinton
Josh Clinton is the Abby and Jon Winkelried Chair and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.

Abby and Jon Winkelried Chair

Professor, Dept. of Political Science

Acting Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Prof. Josh Clinton uses statistical methods to better understand political processes and outcomes. He is interested in: the politics in the U.S. Congress, campaigns and elections, representation and the uses and abuses of statistical methods for understanding public opinion and political phenomena.  He has published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics among other outlets, and he is a Editor-In-Chief of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. He is also a Senior Election Analyst for NBC News.


Ph.D. Political Science, Stanford University 2003
M.S. Statistics, Stanford University 2001
M.A. Economics, Stanford University 2000