Todd Donovan

Todd Donovan


M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University  of California-Riverside
B.A., Economics, California State University , Sacramento

(360) 650-3018

AH 418

M 3:30-4:30, R 11:30-1:00 and by appointment

Current Courses

Winter 2019

PLSC 366: Research in Politics

Selected Publications

Recent Books

  • with Shaun Bowler. 2013.  The Limits of Electoral Reform.  Oxford University Press.
  • with D. Redlawsk and C. Tolbert, 2011. Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process. Chicago: University  of Chicago Press.
  • with T. C. Mooney and D. Smith. 2009. State and Local Politics: Institutions and Reform. Thompson Wadsworth. (3rd ed. 2012).


  • with S. Bowler. 2012. "The Limited Effects of Election Reforms on Efficacy and Engagement."Australian Journal of Political Science.
  • with S. Bowler. 2011. "Electoral Competition and the Voter." Public Opinion Quarterly. 75 (1): 151-164.
  • Donovan, T. 2010. "Obama and the White Vote." Political Research Quarterly. 63 (4): 863-74.
  • with C. Tolbert and D. Smith. 2009. "Political Engagement, Mobilization, and Direct Democracy."Public Opinion Quarterly. 73 (1): 98-118.
  • with C. Tolbert and D. Smith. 2008. "Priming Presidential Votes by Direct Democracy." Journal of Politics. 70 (4): 1217-1231.

External Website

Areas of Specialty

Research Interests

  • American
  • Elections & Representation
  • State & Local

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