Frederick J. Boehmke

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Frederick J. Boehmke
Professor, Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz Chair in Political Science
363 SH
Drop-in hours:
M 9:30–10:30am (104 PPRB and Zoom), T 2:00–3:00pm (363 SH and Zoom), W 2:30-3:30pm (via Zoom)
Phone number:
(319) 335-2342
Email: Website:

Research Areas

American Politics
Political Methodology
Formal Theory
(interest groups, direct democracy, policy diffusion, health politics, and Indian gaming)


PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2000


  • The Indirect Effect of Direct Legislation: How Institutions Shape Interest Group Representation, Ohio State University Press (2005)
  • “Disentangling Diffusion:The Effect of Social Learning and Economic Competition on State Policy Innovation and Expansion.”Political Research Quarterly (with Richard Witmer, 2004)
  • "Selection Bias and Continuous-Time Duration Models: Consequences and a Proposed Solution. "The American Journal of Political Science" (with D. Morey and M. Shannon, 2006)