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United States
Ohio State University
American Politics, legislatures, interest groups, campaigns, elections, Political Methodology, time series, event history, network analysis
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About Me

Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier is the Dean for Social & Behavioral Sciences, Dean for Graduate Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences, Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology (courtesy). (Ph.D., Texas, 1993.) She directs the Program in Statistics and Methodology (PRISM).  Box-Steffensmeier served as President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Political Methodology Society as well as Treasurer of the American Political Science Association. She has twice received the Gosnell Award for the best work in political methodology and the Emerging Scholar Award of the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association in 2001. She was an inaugural Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology. The Box-Steffensmeier Graduate Student Award, given annually by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Ressearch (ICPSR) is named after her in recognition of her contributions in political methodology and her support of women in this field. She received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Political Science Department in 2013, Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award in 2009, Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences in 2013, the Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar award in 2012, and the Political Methodology Career Achievement Award in 2013.  She was appointed as the faculty representative to the Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee of the Ohio State Board of Trustees in 2013.

Recent Publications

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Charles Campisano, Matthew Hitt, and Kevin Scott. 2016. “The Confirmation Process and a Senatorial Norm: Historical Quantification and Analysis of the Senate Blue Slip Process.” Studies in American Political Development. April.

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., and Agnar F. Helgason. 2016. “Introduction to Symposium on Time Series Error Correction Methods in Political Science.” Political Analysis. 24:1-2. DOI:10.1093/pan/mpv033.

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., and Dino P. Christenson. 2015. “Comparing Membership Interest Group Networks Across Space and Time, Size, Issue and Industry.” Network Science. 3(1): 78-97. DOI:

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Josh Ryan, and Anand Sokhey. 2015. “Understanding the Timing of Cue-Giving and Cue-Taking in the United States Senate.” Legislative Studies Quarterly. 40(1): 13-53. DOI: 10.1111/lsq.12064

*Jewell-Loewenberg Award for Best Article published in 2015.

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Micah Dillard, David Kimball, and William Massengill. 2015. “The Long and Short of It: The Unpredictability of Late Deciding Voters.” Electoral Studies. 39: 181-94. DOI information: 10.1016/j.electstud.2015.03.013

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Raphael C. Cunha, Roumen A. Varbanov, Yee Shewen Hoh, Margaret Knisley, Mary Alice Holmes. 2015. “Survival Analysis of Faculty Retention and Promotion in the Social Sciences by Gender.” PLOSOne. November 18, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143093.    

Media Coverage

“6 Ways To Be the High Court’s Best Friend.”  Law360

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