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Lawrence C. Dodd
 
Current Position:
Manning J. Dauer Eminent Scholar in Political Science, University of Florida, 1995-
Director, Program for the Study of Political Institutions and Societal Change, University of Florida, 1995-
Previous Academic Appointments:
Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Texas-Austin, 1972-80
Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1980-86
Professor and Director, Center for the Study of American Politics, University of Colorado, 1986-95
Personal Background:
Born December 11, 1946 in Greenville, Texas
Son of Cloyd Oscar Dodd and Louise Pierce Dodd
Brother of D. Michael Dodd, currently a lawyer in Austin, Texas
Early Life:Greenville, Texas, 1946-51; Shreveport, La., 1951-54; Greenville, 1954-59; Iowa Park, Texas, 1959-68
Two Children: Meredith Michelle Dodd, 28, of Evanston, Illinois; and Christopher Staats Dodd, 23 of Greeley Colorado.
Married Leslie E. Anderson in 1999, Boulder, Colorado
Education:
High School Diploma, Iowa Park High School, 1964
BA in Government and History, summa cum laude, Midwestern University (Wichita  Falls, Texas), 1968
Ph. D. in Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1972
Current Activities:
Teaching: Scope and Epistemologies of Political Science (each fall);
    Congressional Politics (Spring, 2002);
    Empirical Theories of Politics (Spring, 2003)
Selected Service Involvement:
    Editor, Transforming American Politics Series, Westview Press
    Editorial Board: Congress and the Presidency journal
    Chair, Merit Committee, Department of Political Science, UF
    Chair, American Politics Field Committee, Political Science, UF
    Member, Graduate Recruitment Committee, Political Science, UF
    Member ex officio, Dauer Lecture Series, Political Science, UF
    Nominee, Executive Council, American Political Science Association
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