Daniel C. Lewis, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office: Siena Hall 435
Phone: (518) 782-6652
Curriculum vitae

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.  His research focuses on American state political institutions and public policy.  Dr. Lewis’ work on direct democracy, minority rights, 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 2012 as part of Routledge’s Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation series.  Dr. Lewis teaches American politics courses, including state politics, public policy, environmental politics, and interest groups, as well as research methods.  He currently serves as the advisor to political science minors and is the faculty mentor for the Political Science Society.