Michael Franz

Professor of Government

I am a Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  My research interests include campaign finance, political advertising, and interest groups. I teach courses in campaigns, mass media, voting behavior, citizenship, and research methods.  I am also co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project.  The predecessor of that project was the Wisconsin Advertising Project.

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Michael Franz


  • B.A. Fairfield University, 1999
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005