Michael J. Brogan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. He has extensive experience working in public administration and budgeting in the U.S. and abroad. His research interests focus on comparative voting behavior, campaign finance, and public budgeting. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals Politics & Policy, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Public Administration Quarterly, Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, and the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. He has also contributed book chapters to Money, Corruption, and Political Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies (edited by Jonathan Mendilow), America and Britain After the Financial Crisis (edited by Terrence Casey), and the forthcoming book entitled Dirty Deals: An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence and Corruption (edited by Amy Handlin). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript entitled Precision Politics: Evaluating the Impact of Political Institutions, Elections, and Economic Conditions on State-Level Budget Forecasting Errors (Lexington: Rowan and Littlefield, 2013). He teaches courses on environmental policy, political behavior, Congress, research methods, and American politics. He received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

Education

  • The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
    Doctor of Philosophy, September 2009
    Major/Minor: Public Policy/American Government
    Research fields: comparative voting behavior, environmental politics, campaign finance, quantitative modeling, and applied statistics
    Dissertation title: " Economic-Minded Partisans: Understanding How Economic Perceptions and Political Partisanship Condition Voting Behavior”
    Language specialization: Polish
    Committee:  Dr. Charles Tien (chair), Dr. David Jones, and Dr. John Bowan
  • Rutgers University
    Master of Public Administration, May 2001
    Recipient of full tuition Peace Corps scholarship for International Development studies
    Master thesis: “A Regional Comparison of Higher Education Reform for Educating and Training Polish Civil Servants.”
  • University of Delaware
    Bachelor of Arts, May 1996
    Major in Political Science
    Member Golden Key National Honor Society

Teaching Experience

  • Rider University
    Department Chair
       Department of Political Science
       January 2015–Present: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    Associate Professor
       Department of Political Science
       September 2013–Present: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    Assistant Professor I
       Department of Political Science
       September 2010–Present: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    Adjunct Instructor
       Department of Political Science
       Spring 2007–2010: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Wyższa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej w Białymstoku (The School of Public Administration in Bialytsok, Poland)
    Lecturer
    Fall 1999–Spring 2001: Bialytsok, Poland

Publications

  • Mendilow, Jonathan and Michael J. Brogan. 2016. “Perceptions of Corruption and Trust in Government in the USA” forthcoming (ed. Mendilow) (Rowan and Littlefield: Lexington Books).
  • Brogan, Michael. 2015. “National Standards, Subnational Enforcement: Advocacy Coalitions in the Regulation of Natural Gas Pipelines in the US, 1970-2012” (edited by Drs. Franco Becchis and Alberto Asquer) set to be published in the book The Political Economy of Local Regulation as part of the Palgrave series on Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy. Forthcoming
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2014. “Corruptible Competition: Local Power Nodes, Corruption, and Sleaze” in Corruption in the Contemporary World (ed. Mendilow, Jonathan and Illan Peleg) (Rowan and Littlefield: Lexington Books).
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2014. Precision Politics: Evaluating the Impact of Political Institutions, Elections, and Economic Conditions on State-Level Budget Forecasting Errors (Rowan and Littlefield: Lexington Books).
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2013. “State Party Political Action Committees—Maintaining Political Relevance Amidst Campaign Finance Reforms” in Amy Handlin ed. Dirty Deals: An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence and Corruption. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Brogan, Michael J. and Jonathan Mendilow. 2012. “The Telescoping Effects of Public Campaign Funding: Evaluating the Impact of Clean Elections in Arizona, Maine and New Jersey”, Politics & Policy, Vol. 40 (3), in press
  • Brogan, Michael J. and Jonathan Mendilow. 2012. “Public Party Funding and Intraparty Competition: Clean Elections in Maine and Arizona” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 2 (6), pp. 120-132.
  • Mendilow, Jonathan and Michael J. Brogan 2012. "The MSG Effects of Public Campaign Funding", in Jonathan Mendilow in ed., Money, Corruption, and Political Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. 91-116.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2012. “The Politics of Budgeting: Evaluating the Effects of the Political Election Cycle on State-Level Budget Forecast Errors” Public Administration Quarterly. Vol. 36 (1), pp. 82-112.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2011. “Inter-Temporal Variation, Fiscal Uncertainty and State-level Long-Term Revenue Budget Forecasts Errors” Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, Vol. 3 (2), pp. 180–195.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2011. “Economics, Partisanship, and Elections: A Comparative Review of Economic-Voting in the 2010 U.K. Parliamentary Elections and U.S. Congressional Elections” in Terrance Casey ed., America and Britain After the Financial Crisis. Palgrave MacMillan: New York.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2009. “Experiment and Institutionalization:  Clean Elections in New Jersey” Lex-Localis: The Journal of Local Self Government. Vol. 7 (4). pp. 371-392.
  • Dombrowski, Stefan C., Marley W. Watkins, and Michael J. Brogan. 2009. “An Exploratory Investigation of the Factor Structure of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)” Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

Presentations

  • Brogan, Michael and William Amadio. 2016.” Natural Gas Pipelines: Analyzing the Diffusion of Information Among Grassroots Opposition Groups in NJ and PA” Paper presented at the 2016 America Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, Seattle, WA March 18th-22nd.
  • Brogan, Michael, Bill Amadio, Thomas Reddington and Rachel Safer. 2015. “Natural Gas Pipelines: Analyzing the Diffusion of Information Among Grassroots Opposition Groups in NJ and PA” Presented to the 47th Annual Northeastern Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA; November 12-14th.
  • Rusicano, Frank, Jospehine Boyle and Michael J. Brogan. 2015. “What Defines Democracy?—Public and Elite Perceptions of Democratic Norms and Structures.”  Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research; Hollywood, Florida; May 14-17, 2015.
  • Brogan, Michael. 2014. “Energy Bias: Evaluating Volatility in Forecasts of Severance Taxes in the US States.” Paper presented at the 2014 ABFM Conference in Grand Rapids, MI, 2nd-3rd.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2014. “Energy Power: The Political Geography of Global Energy Consumption and the Power Struggle over its Impact on Local Communities” Paper presented at the 2014 International Political Science Association XXIII World Congress July 20-24 2014, Montreal, CA.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2013. “Energy Power: Political Networks and Energy Production” Paper presented at Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 14-16th.
  • Brogan, Michael J. and Charles Tien. 2013. “The Politics of Energy Budgeting: Forecasting Severance Taxes Amidst Economic Growth, Environmental Sustainability and Market Volatility in the US States.” Paper presented at the 2013 ABFM Conference in Washington, DC, October 3-5th.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2013 “Analyzing Energy Sector Campaign Contributions to Federal and State Elections” French Political Science Association Annual Conference, July 8-11th, Paris, France
  • Rusciano, Frank L. and Michael J. Brogan. 2013. “Elite and Popular Measures of World Opinion on Corruption: The Corruption Perceptions Index” and the Global Corruption Barometer” Paper presented at the World Association for Public Opinion Research Conference; Boston, Massachusetts; May 17, 2013
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2013. “Picking up the Tab: The Fiscal Repercussions of Political Corruption on U.S. State Budgets” Paper presented at the 2013 American Society for Public Administration annual conference, New Orleans, LA March 15-19th.
  • Brogan, Michael 2012. “Keep On Keepin’ On: State Party PACs, Clean Elections and “Super Donors”—Evaluating The Role of Public Campaign Financing on State Political Party Fundraising” Paper presented at the IPSA XXII World Congress of Political Science July 8th to July 12th 2012, Madrid, Spain
  • Brogan, Michael 2011. “Gambling Away Our Future: Bond Vigilantes and the Financial Consequences of State-Level Budget Forecast Errors” Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, November 17-19, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2011. “Smoke and Mirrors: Public Uncertainty, Psuedo-Opinions and The Illusion of Public Perceptions of Budget Forecasts” Paper presented at the 2011 American Political Science Association Meeting in Seattle, Washington, September 1-4 2011.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2011. “Precision Politics: Evaluating the Effects of the Political-Business Cycle on State-level Long-term Budget Forecasts Errors” paper at the 2011 Eleventh Annual State Politics and Policy Conference, June 2-4, 2011 at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2010. “The Politics of Budgeting: Evaluating the Effects of the Political-Election Cycle on State-Level Budget Forecast Errors” paper presented at American Political Science Association Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2010. “Economics and Elections: A Comparative Review of Economic-Voting in U.K. Parliamentary Elections and U.S. Congressional Elections” paper presented at British Politics Group APSA pre-conference at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2010. “Intra-Party Cohesion and Competition: Clean Election Funding of Primary Elections” to be presented at International Political Science Association Research Council-20 Meeting, Lublijana, Slovenia.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2010. “Political Cocooning: Explaining How Voters Are Receptive to, Reassured by, and Rationalize Political Information on the Economy.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research; May 14, 2010, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Rusciano, Frank Louis and Brogan, Michael J. 2010. “From Theory to Practice: Towards a Means of Measuring World Opinion. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the World Association for Public Opinion Research; May 12, 2010; Chicago, Illinois.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2009. “Political Cocooning: Explaining How Voters Are Receptive to, Reassured by, and Rationalize Political Information on the Economy.” Poster presented at the Society of Political Methodology, Summer Annual Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2009. “Experiment and Institutionalization: Clean Elections in New Jersey.” Paper presented at the XXI IPSA World Congress of Political Science, Santiago, Chile.
  • Rusciano, Frank L. and Brogan, Michael J. 2009. “Measuring World Opinion Using International Surveys: Three Perspectives.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2008. “The Economic-Minded Partisan Model: A comparative assessment of the interactive relationship between politics and economics in understanding economic voting in the US and UK.” Poster presented at the Society of Political Methodology, Summer Annual Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2007. “The 2006 Mid-Term Elections: An assessment of the economic vote on House elections.” Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2006. “Economic-Minded Partisanship: Defining and understanding the changing nature of the economic vote.” Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2006. “The Economic-Minded Partisan Model: Analyzing the relationship between Partisanship and Macro-Economic Performance in Estimating President Clinton’s Public Approval from 1993 to 2000.” Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2006. “Mayoral Political Divergence Model: Creating Simulation Models of Institutional Mayoral Decision-making through the Pluralist and Neo-Marxist Paradigms.” Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Brogan, Michael J. 2003. “Political Parties and the Rise of Independents in New York 1952–2000.” Paper presented at New School University Graduate Student Conference, NY, NY.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Brogan, Michael J. 2012. “State Budget Revenue Forecast Errors and State Credit Ratings: Evaluating New Jersey’s Performance (1994-2009)” Rebovich Policy Forum
  • Brogam, Michael 2015. “Pipeline Safety: Applying the Precautionary Principle to the PennEast Pipeline” published by Mercer Me April 6, 2015

Professional Service

  • Researcher, CICYT I Project
    Conference Chair/Discussant: American Political Science Association, Northeastern Political Science Association, and International Political Science Association and Association of Budget and Financial Management
    Organizing member of the Political Forecasting Group: American Association of Political Science
    Reviewer: Political Research Quarterly, Pearson, Rowan and Littlefield, Administration & Society, and CQ Press

  • Community Service and Public Testimony

  • Invited panelist discussing US renewable energy policy December 8, 2015. Panel organized by Environment NJ

  • Invited speech entitled “Heads they win, tails you lose!” at the Stop PennEast March and Rally August 22, 2015 Milford, NJ

  • Invited expert by Hopewell Township Citizens Against PennEast Public testimony to Hopewell Valley Township Board of Health. Testimony entitled “Evaluating Uncertainty and Public Risk associated with the construction of the Proposed PennEast Pipeline” July 28, 2015

  • Submitted Expert Testimony to support NJ State Senate Hearing Bill S2444 – State Energy and Environment Committee. NJ Statehouse Annex May 4, 2015. Testimony entitled “The Benefits Of Renewables Energy Far Outweigh The Costs”

  • Public Scoping Comment to US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission entitled Estimating Population Centers Located in Proximity to the Proposed PennEast Pipeline” Presented at FERC PennEast Scoping Meeting held at West Trenton NJ February 24, 2015.

University and College Service

  • Department Chair, 2015-Present
  • Member College of Continuing Studies Academic Policy Committee, 2015-Present
  • Washington Semester Program liaison, 2011-Present
  • Member of University Facilities Monitoring Committee, 2011-2014
  • Member of Classroom Utilization Task Force, 2009-2010
  • Special Assistant to the Provost for Academic Budgeting, 2010-2011
  • Member of AAC&U grant team from the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences (CLAES), 2010-2011
  • Member of the CLAES Dean’s task force on the Core curriculum, 2010-2013

Courses Taught

  • POL-100 Introduction to American Politics
  • POL-102 Understanding Politics
  • POL-216 Comparative Political Systems
  • POL-230 Political Analysis and Methods
  • POL-247 Political Campaigning
  • POL-295 Economic Crisis and the Voting Booth
  • POL-304 Political Behavior: Fear, Risk, and Crisis
  • POL-305 Parties and Elections
  • POL-312 Congressional Politics
  • POL-326 Power in American Politics
  • POL-328 Environmental Politics
  • POL-329 Comparative Environmental Policy
  • BHP 259 The Environment: A Conflict of Interest
  • POL-450 Senior Seminar: Geopolitics of Energy Security

Research Awards

  • Rider University Chair Summer Research Fellowship-Sumer 2015
  • Rider University Summer Research Fellowship-Summer 2011, Summer 2012, and Summer 2015
  • Rider University Summer Developmental Fellowship-Summer 2013
  • Rider University Research Reimbursement Award-Summer 2011

Memberships

  • IPSA Member Research Council 20: Political Finance and Corruption
  • Member of APSA Political Forecasting Group (Organizing member of section)
  • Member of Society for Political Methodology
  • Member of American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Member of American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)

Non-Teaching Professional Experience

  • Rider University
    Chair, Department
    Department of Political Science
    January 2015 to Present: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Rider University
    Academic Budget and Operations Officer
    Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
    May 2004 to August 2010: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • The City University of New York -Research Foundation
    Research Assistant
    The Graduate Center:  Department of Political Science
    May 2006 to October 2006: New York, New York
  • The City University of New York-Research Foundation
    Research Associate
    Brooklyn College: Office of the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Planning
    May 2004 to October 2004: New York, New York
  • The City University of New York- Brooklyn College
    Assistant Director of Planning and Assessment
    Office of the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Planning
    January 2004 to May 2004: Brooklyn, New York
  • The City University of New York- Brooklyn College
    Budget/Data Analyst
    Office of the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Planning
    April 2002 to January 2004: Brooklyn, New York
  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
    Research/Policy Analyst
    Office of Policy and Communications
    May 2001 to September 2001: Trenton, NJ
  • Wyższa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej w Białymstoku (The School of Public Administration in Bialytsok, Poland)
    Lecturer/Research Assistant
    August 1999 to April 2001: Bialystok, Poland
  • CBAC-Cooperative Business Assistance Corporation/CLSC-Community Loan Services Corporation
    Program Assistant
    September 1998 to July 1999: Camden NJ