Michael Brogan
Associate Professor Email: mbrogan@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-895-7721
Department Name:
Political Science Department
Office Location:
Fine Arts 254

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Associate Professor
Email: 
mbrogan@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-895-7721
Department Name: 
Political Science Department
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 254

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
  • Rutgers University
    Master of Public Administration, May 2001
  • University of Delaware
    Bachelor of Arts, May 1996

Teaching Experience

  • Rider University
    Assistant Professor I
    Department of Political Science
    September 2010–Present: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Rider University
    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

  • Brogan, Michael J. Under Contract. 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. “Keep on Keepin’ On: Evaluating How State-Level Political Party Committees Adapt to Campaign Finance Reforms” in Amy Handlin ed. Dirty Deals: An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence and Corruption. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, CA. Forthcoming
  • 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 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.

Professional Service

  • Researcher, CICYT I Project
  • Conference Chair/Discussant: American Political Science Association, Northeastern Political Science Association, and International Political Science Association
  • Organizing member of the Political Forecasting Group: American Association of Political Science
  • Reviewer: Political Research Quarterly and CQ Press

University and College Service

  • Member of University Facilities Monitoring Committee, 2011-Present
  • 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-Present
  • Washington Semester Program liaison, 2011-Present

Courses Taught

  • POL-100 Introduction to American Politics
  • POL-102 Understanding Politics
  • POL-230 Political Analysis and Methods
  • POL-247 Political Campaigning
  • POL-295 Economic Crisis and the Voting Booth
  • 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

Research Awards

  • Rider University Summer Research Fellowship-Summer 2011, Summer 2012
  • Rider University Research Reimbursement Award-Summer 2011

Memberships

  • IPSA Member Research Council 20: Political Finance and Corruption
  • Member of APSA Political Forecasting Group
  • Member of Society for Political Methodology
  • Member of American Political Science Association (APSA)