Director: E. Scott Adler   (PhD Columbia University, 1996)

Scott Adler is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His expertise is the US Congress, elections, political institutions, and policy making.  Among his books are Why Congressional Reforms Fail: Reelection and the House Committee System (University of Chicago Press, 2002), and The Macropolitics of Congress (co-edited with John Lapinski; Princeton University Press, 2006).  His most recent book, co-authored with John Wilkerson, is Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  Adler and Wilkerson have an associated website and blog.  

Current  projects include research on presidential policy priorities, an examination of the factors that influence the evolution of laws over time, a study of the relationship between EU directives and policy making in the U.K., and an exploration of the behavior of cross-pressured lawmakers in Congress.  He is also writing a textbook on the U.S. Congress (W.W. Norton), with Jeffrey Jenkins. 

Adler also has expertise in college athletics administration and conducts research on the politics and economics of college sports.  His article, "Pushing 'Reset': The Conditional Effects of Coaching Replacements on College Football Performance," (with Michael Berry and David Doherty) was awarded the 2014 Charles Bonjean Award for most outstanding paper published in Social Science Quarterly.


CARTSS Steering Committee Members: 2017 - 2018

Rachel Rinaldo - Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Carlos Martins- Filho - Professor, Economics

Anne-Barrie Hunter - Co-Director, Ethnography & Evaluation Research (CARTSS)

Robin Bernstein - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Bhuvana Narasimhan - Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics

Joshua Strayhorn -  Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science