APSA Names Franz Dissertation Best in Field

Story posted August 01, 2007

The American Political Science Association will award Assistant Professor of Government Michael M. Franz with the E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American Government at its annual meeting Aug. 30, 2007.

Franz joined the Bowdoin faculty in 2006 and has taught a range of courses, including Mass Media and American Politics, and Campaigns and Elections. He earned his Ph.D. in American Politics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, with a specialty in elections. His dissertation is titled "Choices and Changes: Interest Groups in the Electoral Process."

Amid a field of recipients from Ivy League schools, research institutions and think tanks, Franz is the only winner from a liberal arts college.

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