About William Mishler
William Mishler is Professor of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and Co-Editor of The Journal of Politics. Since 1991, he also has served as Associate Director of the New Europe Barometer tracking democratic attitudes and behavior in 18 post-Communist countries in Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Mishler received his BA at Stetson University and his PhD from Duke University. Before moving to Arizona in 1997, he held tenured positions at Duke University, SUNY Buffalo, and as the James F. and Maude B. Byrnes Professor of Government at the University of South Carolina. He also has served as Director of the Political Science Program at the U.S. National Science Foundation and as Political Science Department Chair at Buffalo, South Carolina and Arizona.. A specialist in democratic theory, he teaches and writes on public opinion, political representation, and the dynamics of citizen support for democratic parties, leaders and regimes. He is the author or co-suthor of eight books, the most recent of which is Popular Support for an Undemocratic Regime: the Changing Views of Russians (Cambridge University Press, spring 2011). He also is the author of numerous articles and chapters in most of the leading Political Science journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. In addition to his scholarly work, Mishler has consulted extensively on Conflict Management, Democratization, and Public Opinion for the United States Agency for International Development and a variety of non governmental organizations including the Academy for Educational Development, ARD Inc., Management Systems Intentional, and the National Democratic Institute. His consulting work has taken him to Armenia, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Bangladesh, Serbia, and Senegal .