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Damon Cann

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Journalism and Communication

Interim Department Head

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 321
DialPhone: 435-797-1412
SendEmail: damon.cann@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Political Science, Stony Brook University, 2004
MA, Political Science, Stony Brook University, 2002
BA, Political Science, Brigham Young University, 2000

Research Interests

Elections (Congressional, Judicial, and Presidential) Education Policy Methodology

Awards

2009 Richard F. Fenno Prize for the Best book on Legislative Studies written in 2008

Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association

College Researcher of the Year, 2012

USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008

University of Georgia's School of Public and International Aairs

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Cann, D.M, Yates, J., (2016). These Estimable Courts: Understanding Perceptions of State Judicial Institutions and Legal Policy-Making. Oxford University Press
    • Cann, D.M, Bonneau, C., (2015). Voters' Verdicts: Citizens, Campaigns, and Institutions in State Supreme Court Elections. University of Virginia Press
    • Cann, D.M, (2008). Sharing the Wealth: Member Contributions and the Exchange Theory of Party In uence in the U.S. House of Representatives. SUNY Press
    • Book Chapters

    • Cann, D.M, Wilhelm, T., (2013). Education and Amateurs: Changes to Education Finance by Petitioners: Direct Democracy in the United States: Petitioners as a Reflection of Society. Routledge
    • Cann, D.M, Boyea, B., Bonneau, C., (2012). Campaign Contributions and Judicial Decisions in Partisan and Nonpartisan Elections: New Directions in Judicial Politics. Routledge

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Gurian, P., Burroughs, N., Atkeson, L., Cann, D.M, Haynes, A., (2016). National Party Division and Divisive State Primaries in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1948-2012. Political Behavior
        • Bonneau, C.W, Cann, D.M, (2015). Party Identification and Vote Choice in Partisan and Nonpartisan Elections. Political Behavior, 37, 43-66.
        • Cann, D.M, Goelzhauser, G., Johnson, K., (2014). Analyzing Text Complexity in Political Science Research. PS: Political Science & Politics, 47:3, 663-666.
        • Hastings, J., Cann, D.M, (2014). Ballot Titles and Voter Decision Making on Ballot Questions. State and Local Government Review, 46:2, 118-127.
        • Goelzhauser, G., Cann, D.M, (2014). Judicial Independence and Opinion Quality in State Supreme Courts. State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 14, 123-141.
        • Yates, J., Cann, D.M, Boyea, B., (2013). Judicial Ideology and the Selection of Disputes for U.S. Supreme Court Adjudication. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 10:4, 847-865.
        • Cann, D.M, Basinger, S., Ensley, M., (2012). Voter Response to Congressional Campaigns: New Techniques for Analyzing Aggregate Electoral Behavior. Public Choice, 150:3, 771-792.
        • Cann, D.M, Bonneau, C., (2011). Campaign Spending, Diminishing Marginal Returns, and Campaign Finance Restrictions in Judicial Elections. Journal of Politics, 73:4, 167-1280.
        • Cann, D.M, Wilhelm, T., (2011). Case Visibility and the Electoral Connection in State Supreme Courts. American Politics Research, 39:3, 557-581.
        • Cann, D.M, Sidman, A., (2011). Exchange Theory, Political Parties, and the Allocation of Federal Distributive Benets in the House of Representatives. Journal of Politics, 73:4, 1128-1141.
        • Cann, D.M, Wilhelm, T., (2011). Policy Venues and Policy Change: The Case of Education Finance Reform. Social Science Quarterly, 92:4, 1074-1095.
        • Cann, D.M, Cole, B., (2011). Strategic Campaigning, Closeness, and Voter Mobilization in U.S. Presidential Elections. Electoral Studies, 30, 344-352.
        • Cann, D.M, (2009). Religious Identication and Legislative Voting.. Political Research Quarterly, 62(1), 110-119.
        • Cann, D.M, Tabor, C., Kucsova, S., (2009). The Motivated Processing of Political Arguments. Political Behavior, 31(2), 137-155.
        • Cann, D.M, Yates, J., (2008). Homegrown Institutional Legitimacy: Assessing Citizens' Diuse Support for State Courts. American Politics Research, 36(2), 297-329.
        • Cann, D.M, (2008). Modeling Committee Chair Selection in the U.S. House of Representatives.. Political Analysis, 16, 274-289.
        • Cann, D.M, (2007). Beyond Accountability and Independence: Judicial Selection and State Court Performance.. Judicature, 90, 226-232.
        • Cann, D.M, (2007). Justice for Sale? Campaign Contributions and Judicial Decisionmaking.. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 7(3), 281-297.
        • Cann, D.M, (2002). Campaign Contributions and Judicial Behavior. American Review of Politics, 23:Fall, 261-274.

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2020

                  POLS 3000 - Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2020

                  POLS 3110 - Parties and Elections, Spring 2020

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2019

                  POLS 4910 - Readings and Conference, Summer 2019

                  POLS 4910 - Readings and Conference, Spring 2019

                  POLS 4990 - Senior Research Seminar, Spring 2019

                  , Fall 2018

                  POLS 5910 - Campaign Internship, Fall 2018

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2018

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2018

                  POLS 5950 - International Internship, Fall 2018

                  POLS 3110 - Parties and Elections, Fall 2018

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2018

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Fall 2018

                  IOGP 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2018

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2018

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2018

                  POLS 5910 - Campaign Internship, Summer 2018

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Summer 2018

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Summer 2018

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Summer 2018

                  POLS 5910 - Campaign Internship, Spring 2018

                  IOGP 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2018

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2018

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2018

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Spring 2018

                  POLS 4890 - Special Topics, Spring 2018

                  IOGP 5930 - State and Local Government Internship, Spring 2018

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Spring 2018

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Spring 2018

                  IOGP 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2017

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2017

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Fall 2017

                  IOGP 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2017

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2017

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Summer 2017

                  IOGP 5930 - State and Local Government Internship, Summer 2017

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Summer 2017

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Summer 2017

                  POLS 5910 - Campaign Internship, Spring 2017

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2017

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2017

                  POLS 5950 - International Internship, Spring 2017

                  POLS 3000 - Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2017

                  IOGP 5930 - State and Local Government Internship, Spring 2017

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Spring 2017

                  POLS 1100 - United States Government and Politics, Spring 2017

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Spring 2017

                  POLS 5940 - Administrative Internship, Fall 2016

                  POLS 5910 - Campaign Internship, Fall 2016

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2016

                  POLS 5950 - International Internship, Fall 2016

                  POLS 3110 - Parties and Elections, Fall 2016

                  POLS 4910 - Readings and Conference, Fall 2016

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2016

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Fall 2016

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2016

                  POLS 5910 - Campaign Internship, Summer 2016

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Summer 2016

                  POLS 5950 - International Internship, Summer 2016

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Summer 2016

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Summer 2016

                  POLS 5940 - Administrative Internship, Spring 2016

                  IOGP 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2016

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2016

                  POLS 3000 - Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2016

                  POLS 3110 - Parties and Elections, Spring 2016

                  IOGP 5930 - State and Local Government Internship, Spring 2016

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Spring 2016

                  IOGP 5920 - Washington Internship, Spring 2016

                  IOGP 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2015

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2015

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2015

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Fall 2015

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2015

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Summer 2015

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Summer 2015

                  POLS 5940 - Administrative Internship, Spring 2015

                  IOGP 5910 - Campaign Internship, Spring 2015

                  IOGP 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2015

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2015

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2015

                  POLS 5950 - International Internship, Spring 2015

                  POLS 3000 - Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2015

                  IOGP 5930 - State and Local Government Internship, Spring 2015

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Spring 2015

                  IOGP 5920 - Washington Internship, Spring 2015

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Spring 2015

                  POLS 5910 - Campaign Internship, Fall 2014

                  IOGP 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2014

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Fall 2014

                  POLS 5950 - International Internship, Fall 2014

                  POLS 3110 - Parties and Elections, Fall 2014

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2014

                  POLS 5930 - State Government Internship, Fall 2014

                  IOGP 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2014

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Fall 2014

                  IOGP 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Summer 2014

                  POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Summer 2014

                  IOGP 5920 - Washington Internship, Summer 2014

                  POLS 5920 - Washington Internship, Summer 2014

                  IOGP,POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2014

                  IOGP,POLS 5900 - Government and Policy Internship Seminar, Spring 2014

                  POLS 3000 - Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2014

                  IOGP,POLS 5920,5930,5950 - Washington Internship, Spring 2014

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2013

                  POLS 3000 - Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2013

                  POLS 3110 - Parties and Elections, Fall 2012

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2012

                  POLS 4990,6810 - Senior Research Seminar, Spring 2012

                  POLS 4990,6010 - Senior Research Seminar, Fall 2011

                  POLS 5910 - CAMPAIGN INTERNSHIP, Fall 2010

                  POLS 3110 - Parties and Elections, Fall 2010

                  POLS 4910 - Readings and Conference, Fall 2010

                  POLS 6010 - Research Design, Fall 2010

                  POLS 4990 - Senior Research Seminar, Fall 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Heath Hansen, Political Science, June 2015
                  Matthew Anderson, Political Science, April 2015
                  Kyle Wallace, Political Science, May 2014 - April 2015
                  Craig Reeder, Political Science, January 2012 - May 2012
                  Cami Jones, Political Science, October 2011 - May 2012
                  Isaac Higham, Political Science, October 2011 - April 2012
                  Richard Kelly, Political Science, January 2010 - May 2010