Andrew J Karch

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Affiliations


Andrew Karch is Arleen C. Carlson Professor in the Department of Political Science. He joined the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2010 after teaching for seven years at the University of Texas at Austin. His research centers on the political determinants of public policy choices in the contemporary United States, with a special focus on federalism and state politics. His most recent book, Early Start: Preschool Politics in the United States (University of Michigan Press), was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013. He is also the author of Democratic Laboratories: Policy Diffusion among the American States (University of Michigan Press, 2007). His research has also appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, American Politics Research, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Policy History, Studies in American Political Development, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. He will be serving as Chair of the Executive Council of the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section of the APSA through 2018.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Political Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2003.
  • B.A., summa cum laude: Political Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1997.

Curriculum Vitae

Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Executive Council, Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section of the APSA, 2016-18:
  • Editorial Board, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2014-present:
  • Editorial Board, Policy Studies Journal, 2014-present:
  • Council Member, Public Policy Section of the APSA, 2013-16:
  • Editorial Board, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 2008-14:
Publications
  • Andrew Karch and Shanna Rose, "States as Stakeholders: Federalism, Policy Feedback, and Government Elites," Studies in American Political Development. Forthcoming.
  • Andrew Karch and Aaron Rosenthal, "Framing, Engagement, and Policy Change: Lessons for the ACA," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Forthcoming.
  • Andrew Karch, Sean C. Nicholson-Crotty, Neal D. Woods, and Ann O'M. Bowman, "Policy Diffusion and the Pro-Innovation Bias," Political Research Quarterly 69 (March 2016):83-95.
  • Andrew Karch and Aaron Rosenthal, "Vertical Diffusion and the Shifting Politics of Electronic Commerce,"State Politics and Policy Quarterly 16 (March 2016):22-43.
  • Andrew Karch and Matthew Cravens, "Rapid Diffusion and Policy Reform: The Adoption and Modification of Three Strikes Laws," State Politics and Policy Quarterly 14 (December 2014):461-491.
  • Sean C. Nicholson-Crotty, Neal D. Woods, Ann O'M. Bowman, and Andrew Karch, "Policy Innovativeness and Interstate Compacts," Policy Studies Journal 42 (May 2014):305-324.
  • Andrew Karch, Early Start: Preschool Politics in the United States. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.
  • Andrew Karch, "Vertical Diffusion and the Policy-Making Process: The Politics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research," Political Research Quarterly 65 (March 2012):48-61.
  • Andrew Karch, “Policy Feedback and Preschool Funding in the American States,“Policy Studies Journal 38 (May 2010):217-234.
  • Andrew Karch, “Venue Shopping, Policy Feedback, and American Preschool Education.“Journal of Policy History 21 (January 2009):38-60.
  • Carl E. Klarner and Andrew Karch, “Why Do Governors Issue Vetoes? The Impact of Individual and Institutional Influences,“Political Research Quarterly 61 (December 2008):574-584.
  • John Sides and Andrew Karch, “Messages that Mobilize? Issue Publics and the Content of Campaign Advertising.“The Journal of Politics 70 (April 2008):466-476.
  • Andrew Karch, Democratic Laboratories: Policy Diffusion among the American States. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007.
  • Andrew Karch, Corrine M. McConnaughy, and Sean M. Theriault, “The Legislative Politics of Congressional Redistricting Commission Proposals,“American Politics Research 35 (November 2007):808-825.
  • Andrew Karch, “Emerging Issues and Future Directions in State Policy Diffusion Research,“State Politics and Policy Quarterly 7 (Spring 2007):54-80.
  • Andrew Karch, “National Intervention and the Diffusion of Policy Innovations,“American Politics Research 34 (July 2006):403-426.
Awards
  • University of Texas at Austin, Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, 2009 - 2010
  • Texas Blazers Faculty Excellence Award, May 2009
  • University of Texas at Austin, Advising Excellence Award, Plan II Honors Program 2007 - 2008
  • Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center Visiting Scholars Program, Fall 2006
  • Smith Richardson Foundation Domestic Public Policy Research Fellowship Program, January 2005 - January 2007
  • Robert W. Hartley Fellowship in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution, Fall 2002 - Summer 2003