Dr. Daniel C. Lewis is an assistant professor of political science. He earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2008 and previously directed the University of New Orleans’ graduate programs in political science. Dr. Lewis’ work on direct democracy, minority rights, policy responsiveness, term limits, LGBT politics, the policy process, and interest groups has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals. His book, Direct Democracy and Minority Rights: A Critical Review of the Tyranny of the Majority in the American States was published in 2013. His current research projects include analyses of state policy priorities, income inequality, and public opinion toward transgender rights. Dr. Lewis teaches American politics and public policy courses, with an emphasis on political institutions.