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Daniel B. German Endowed Visiting Professor at Appalachian State University and Professor of Political Science, Reed College

Paul Gronke is Professor of Political Science at Reed College. He studies American politics and empirical political theory, with specialities in the U.S. Congress, elections and electoral behavior, and public opinion.
Gronke is the founder and Director of the Early Voting Information Center, where he and his team conduct research on early voting and election reform, predominantly in the United States.
He has published a book, The Electorate, The Campaign, and the Vote (Michigan University Press, 2000), as well as articles in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Electoral Studies, American Politics Quarterly, and chapters in many edited volumes.
At Reed, Gronke teaches courses on political behavior, political institutions, and social science research methods. He served as the chair of the Political Science Department from 2001 - 2009 (with a few breaks for leave).
Gronke is an avid runner, a political junkie, and lives nearby in the Eastmoreland neighborhood. You're as likely to find him in a local coffee shop as in his office.


  • –present
    Professor of Political Science, Reed College
  • –present
    Professor of Political Science, Appalachian State University