Robert Alexander

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Robert Alexander
Professor of Political Science; Director of the Institute for Civic and Public Policy
Hill Memorial 213
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
American Politics; Campaigns and Elections; The Electoral College; Political Parties and Interest Groups; Media and Politics; Popular Culture and Politics
Employee degree:

BA, Ohio Northern University

MA, Univ of Tennessee

PHD, Univ of Tennessee


Robert Alexander is a professor of political science and the Founding Director of the Institute for Civics and Public Policy at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. His pioneering work on presidential electors has positioned him as an expert on the Electoral College. His book, Representation and the Electoral College (Oxford University Press, 2019) received stellar reviews and was chosen as an outstanding title by Choice Magazine for 2019.  His research on electors was cited during arguments before the Supreme Court in 2020 and he has appeared as an expert on the Electoral College in numerous venues, including a feature-length documentary on CNN (Count on Controversy: Inside the Electoral College, 2020).  He has published four books and his work has appeared in numerous academic journals. Dr. Alexander enjoys his work with students and has been recognized for his commitment to them, receiving multiple teaching awards over his career.  He has served on the National Executive Committee for Pi Sigma Alpha (the national political science honor society) and on the National Liaison Advisory Board for The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.  A frequent op-ed contributor, Professor Alexander's work has been published in USA Today,, Real Clear Politics, and The Hill among many others.  Dr. Alexander is often called upon by the media and his analysis has appeared in hundreds of print and television outlets including USA Today,, NPR, the New York Times, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, US News and World Report, and CTV-Canada. He is on Twitter @onuprof.

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