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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Phone:  901-678-3320
Fax:  901-678-2983
Office:  421 Clement Hall
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Heather A. Larsen-Price (Ph.D., University of Washington 2006) joined the department in 2006.

Her broad research interests include American political institutions, public policy processes, as well as decision making and information processing.  Her area of specialization is presidency studies.

More specifically, her primary research agenda explores how presidents distribute their limited resource of policy attention, how presidents make use of the policy instruments at their disposal, how the executive branch processes information, and the relationship between presidential policy priorities and public opinion.

Her additional, current research projects include a study that examines how congressional and presidential activities stimulate interest group mobilization, a comparative investigation of executive-led policy agendas in the USA and UK, as well as a project that explores the extent to which the priorities of the American public match congressional and presidential activities across nine different policymaking channels.  Her research has been published in American Political Science Review.

Professor Larsen-Price teaches courses in American government, public policy, and political methodology.

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