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The Long Range Planning Committee of the Society for Political Methodology
This committee that met during 2006-2007, recommended the establishment of a designation of "Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology" to acknowledge individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the field. Specifically, the following definition was used:
"Selection to the position of Fellow of the Society for Political
Methodology honors individuals who have made outstanding scholarly
contributions to the development of political methodology, and
whose methodological work has had a major international impact on
subsequent scholarship in the field, in the discipline more
broadly, and where appropriate in other areas."
Fellows of the Society for Political Methodology
- 2012 Andrew Martin, Washington University in St. Louis Show/Hide
I am extremely pleased to announce that Andrew D. Martin of the Department of Political Science at Washington University--St. Louis is this year's addition to the SPM Fellows. In addition to recognizing a body of work becoming a Fellow means joining the Society's governing board.
When we established this status it was determined that “Selection to the position of Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology honors individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the development of political methodology, and whose methodological work has had a major international impact on subsequent scholarship in the field, in the discipline more broadly, and where appropriate in other areas.” Professor (and now Dean) Martin has accumulated a distinguished record of achievement in political methodology, applied statistics, and American politics. In Dr. Martin, we believe that we are adding a colleague of high distinction to the ranks as a new Fellow of the Society. Andrew Martin's contributions to political methodology are impressive. His 2002 article with Kevin Quinn won the 2001 Harold Gosnell Prize. In this work, they give the first estimate of ideal points for justices on the U.S. Supreme Court and how these change over time using data from The United States Supreme Court Judicial Database with a dynamic spatial model built on item response theory (IRT) foundations. His contributions to applied Markov chain Monte Carlo are important. With Kevin Quinn and Jong Hee Park, he created MCMCpack, which has helped innumerable researchers estimate complex Bayesian models. He has substantially furthered political methodology in a practical and important way through his program for training sitting United States judges to understand statistics as introduced in the courtroom. With coauthors, he has also developed The Supreme Court Database, enabling ready access to a deeper range of the Court's data for a wide range of scholars. Andrew Martin has published in many law reviews, and all of our top journals in political science. This includes, of course, the number one 5-year impact-factor journal in the discipline: Political Analysis. In addition, Dr. Martin has published methodological articles in statistics, sociology, medicine, and natural science journals.
- 2011 Stanley Feldman, State University of New York at Stony Brook
- 2010 R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology and John Brehm, University of Chicago
- 2009 Charles Franklin, Keith Poole, and Howard Rosenthal
- 2008 Christopher Achen, Larry Bartels, Nathaniel Beck, Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Henry Brady, Robert Erikson, John Freeman, Jeff Gill, Simon Jackman. John Jackson, Jonathan Katz, Gary King, John Londregan, Walter Mebane, Jonathan Nagler, Douglas Rivers, Phil Schrodt, Phil Shively, James Stimson, Langche Zeng