Joseph A. Coll

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Joseph Coll
Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Instructor
Office:
323 SH
Phone number:
319-335-2370
Email: Website:

josephacoll.weebly.com

Research Areas

American Politics
Political Methodology

About

Joseph Coll studies American politics, with a focus on political behavior, public policy, and political methodology, particularly as these topics pertain to elections, racial and ethnic politics, and youth politics. His main research examines the factors that structure election access and administration, how that access and administration affects political behavior and public opinion, and how this then goes on to affect public policy.

To this end, Joseph has investigated what factors influence the county level distribution of polling places and workers, how electoral reforms affect the voting behavior of young, black, and Hispanic Americans, how Covid-19 safety policies at polling places affected voter waits times and evaluations of the voting process, what drives individual preferences for comprehensive electoral reform, and more. These works employ a diverse set of data and methodological approaches, including experimental studies, administrative data, multilevel modeling, factor analysis, and more.

Joseph’s work is published or forthcoming in American Politics Research; Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Politics and Governance; and Social Science Quarterly; as well as a chapter in the forthcoming 12th edition of "Politics in the American States".

Last, Joseph has also designed and twice taught an undergraduate course over Public Opinion and Survey Design where he received strong positive evaluations from his students and was twice nominated and once received the Outstanding Teaching award.

More information can be found on is website- https://josephacoll.weebly.com/cv.html

Education

University of Iowa, MA in Political Science, 2019
Buena Vista University, BA in Political Science and Public Administration, 2017

Awards

[5] Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award; Nominee- Fall 2020 & Fall 2021, Recipient- Fall 2021 ($1,000)

[4] Tom Carsey Scholar Grant, State Politics and Policy Section, American Political Science Association- 2019 ($500) & 2022 ($300)

[3] Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship- Spring 2022 ($10,500)

[2] Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Spring 2022 ($10,000 each)

[1] Underrepresented Minority Pre-Comprehensive Exam Mentored Research Fellowship 2018 & 2019 ($5,000 each) Mentored by J. Pacheco

Presentations

[8] The Indebted Citizen: Student Debt as a Resource in Creating Young Voters. Paper to be presented at the 2022 American Political Science Association Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (with C. Juelich)

[7] Do Strict Identification Requirements Affect Voter Turnout? Evidence from 2012, 2016, and 2020 National Voter Files. Paper to be presented at the 2022 American Political Science Association Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (with C. Tolbert)

[6] Convenience or Confidence? How Voting Convenience Shapes Confidence in Vote Counts. Poster to be presented at the 2022 State Politics and Policy Conference, Tallahassee, Florida.

[5] Race and Democratic Decline in the US: How Minority Population Growth Affects Election Administration. Paper presented at the 2022 Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois (with L. Maltby and R. Rocha)

[4] Expansive and Restrictive Electoral Environments and Their Differential Effects on Young Racial and Ethnic Voting Behavior. Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC), 2020

[3] Electoral Engineering for Partisan Gain?: Early Voting Sites, Same-Day Registration, and Young Americans. Presented at the 2020 Election Science, Reform, and Administration Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

[2] Intersectional Identities in an Experimental Setting: How Age, Gender, and Sexuality Affect Candidate Support. 2020 Iowa Caucus Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. February 2020 (with C. Juelich).

[1] Do You Want Youths to Vote? Because That’s (Not) How You Get Youths to Vote: The Effects of Election Reforms on Youth Voters. Paper to be presented at the 2020 Annual State Politics and Policy Conference, University of California, San Diego (with C. Juelich)

Publications

[6] Coll, Joseph A. and Courtney L. Juelich. “Expansive and Restrictive Electoral Environments and Their Differential Effects on Young Racial and Ethnic Voting Behavior” Forthcoming in Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

[5] Coll, Joseph A., Michael Ritter, and Caroline J. Tolbert. Campaigns, Elections, and Voter Access. In Politics in the American States Twelfth Edition, eds. Kousser, Michener, and Tolbert. Sage: CQ Press. Forthcoming.

[4] Coll, Joseph A. “Waiting to Vote Safely: Balancing Voter Safety and Voter Access in a Health Pandemic” Social Science Quarterly (2022): 1-19. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.13124

[3] Coll, Joseph A. "Demographic Disparities Using Ranked-Choice Voting? Ranking Difficulty, Under-Voting, and the 2020 Democratic Primary." Politics and Governance 9, no. 2 (2021): 293-305.

[2] Juelich, Courtney L., and Joseph A. Coll. "Ranked Choice Voting and Youth Voter Turnout: The Roles of Campaign Civility and Candidate Contact." Politics and Governance 9, no. 2 (2021): 319-331.

[1] Juelich, Courtney L., and Joseph A. Coll. "Rock the Vote or Block the Vote? How the Cost of Voting Affects the Voting Behavior of American Youth." American Politics Research 48, no. 6 (2020): 719-724.