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James McCann

James A. McCann

Professor of Political Science

Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. Illinois State University

Curriculum Vitae
Office Hours: MW 9:00-12:00; by appointment
Office: BRNG 2216G
Office Phone: (765) 494-0738
Office Fax: (765) 494-0833


American Politics


Spring 2015
POL 493 - Data Driven Approach to Policy Making
POL 606 - Maximum Likelihood Estimation

Fall 2014
On leave

Fall 2013
No classes

Spring 2014
POL 605 - Research Design Methods
POL 610 - ProSeminar Systems


 James A. McCann's scholarly interests are in the areas of American and Comparative politics. His research has appeared in the Journal of Politics, The American Political Science Review, and several other professional journals. He also the co-author of Democratizing Mexico: Public Opinion and Electoral Choices (Johns Hopkins Press, 1996; paperback edition 1999).

Selected Publications

James A. McCann and Chappell Lawson. 2003. "An Electorate Adrift? Public Opinion and the Quality of Democracy in Mexico, " Latin American Research Review 38:3 (October), 60-81.

James A. McCann. 1997. "Electoral Choices and Core Value Change, " American Journal of Politcal Science 41:2 (May), 564-583.

Jorge I Domínguez and James A. McCann. 1995. "Shaping Mexico's Political Arena: The Construction of Partisan Cleavages in the 1988 and 1991 National Elections," American Poltical Science Review 89:34-48.