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Frank Baumgartner

professor, political science, Penn State

Frank R. Baumgartner (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1986) is the Bruce R. Miller and Dean D. LaVigne Professor of Political Science at Penn State University. He was named the first holder of the Miller-LaVigne Professorship in April 2007. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of European Public Policy, and other journals. His work focuses on public policy, agenda-setting, and interest groups in American politics and has appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, The Journal of European Public Policy, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. Most recently, his book The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence (Cambridge University Press, 2008, with Suzanna De Boef and Amber E. Boydstun) was awarded the Gladys M. Kammerer Award by the American Political Science Association for the best book on US national policy.