Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Michael D. Martinez
208 Anderson
(352) 273-2363
martinez@ufl.edu

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About Me

photoMichael Martinez is Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida.  His research interests fall broadly into the field of electoral behavior and public opinion.  He is coeditor of Ambivalence and the Structure of Political Opinion and Ambivalence, Politics, and Public Policy (both with Stephen C. Craig).  His research on ambivalence, voter turnout, partisanship, voting behavior, and ideology has appeared in several scholarly journals, including Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Psychology, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, The Forum,  Political Analysis, Social Science Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Political Science, State and Local Government Review, Polity, and American Politics Research.  He has received research support from the Canadian Embassy Faculty Research Support program, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Calgary.  He has co-authored articles and conference papers with several graduate students, including David Hill (currently Associate Professor of Political Science at Stetson University), Tad Delegal, and Jason Gainous (currently Associate Professor at University of Louisville).

In 1998, the United States Information Service sponsored a series of lectures on the US election by Professor Martinez at universities in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver.  In 2004, U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs sponsored Professor Martinez's lectures on the US elections at universities in Charlottetown, St. Johns, N.B., and Halifax.

He teaches graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in political behavior, research methods, and American Politics.

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science (1985) University of Michigan

M.A. in Political Science (1980) University of New Orleans.

Certificate of Participation in Program in European Studies (1980) Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

B.A. in Government (1977) and A.S. in Computer Science (1976) Southeastern Louisiana University.  

Academic Experience

Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Associate Professor.  Department of Political Science, University of Calgary (Fall 1994).

Visiting Associate Professor.  Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Summer 1995 and Summer 2001).  Visiting Assistant Professor (Summer 1990).

Visiting Instructor.  Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (1984-85).

Chair, Department of Political Science. University of Florida (2010-13).

Interim Chair, Department of Political Science. University of Florida (2002-04).

Associate Chair,  Department of Political Science. University of Florida (2007-08).

Graduate Coordinator.  Department of Political Science. University of Florida (1992-94; 1997-2000; 2016-17; Acting Summer 2001, 2002, 2008).

Undergraduate Coordinator.  Department of Political Science. University of Florida (1990-92).



 
 
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