Franz Fallend is Senior Scientist in the Department of Political Science, where he earned both his Master's Degree (1992) and Doctorate (1997). His research has focused on Austrian Politics, Comparative Federalism and Regionalism. He has published numerous articles including in Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, European Journal of Political Research and Representation: The Journal of Representative Democracy. In 1997 he co-edited, with Professor Herbert Dachs and Elisabeth Wolfgruber, the book Länderpolitik: Politische Strukturen und Entscheidungsprozesse in den österreichischen Bundesländern. He is also the designate department faculty member for Civic Education and Political Lifelong Learning.