James A. McCann
Professor/Director of Graduate Placement, Political Science
James A. McCann received a PhD from the University of Colorado. He conducts research and teaches courses on public opinion, elections, party politics, and representation in the United States and abroad.
His work has been published in many leading journals, including The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, The British Journal of Political Science, and the Latin American Research Review.
He is also the co-author, with Jorge I. Dominguez, of Democratizing Mexico: Public Opinion and Electoral Choices (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).
Since coming to Purdue University in 1991, McCann has been the recipient of several external research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He is a co-editor of Politics, Groups, and Identities, the official journal of the Western Political Science Association that is headquartered at Purdue.
Between 2011 and 2013, McCann was a Provost Fellow, and in 2003 he was a resident Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. In 2000, McCann served as an official international observer of the Mexican elections as part of a joint delegation sponsored by the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute.
After hours, he volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Tippecanoe County. When the weather permits, you might see McCann jogging on the Celery Bog trails in West Lafayette.