Michael Herron

Dartmouth College

Department of Government
Email: Michael.C.Herron@dartmouth.edu

research interests
Ballot abnormalities and residual votes, Government redistribution, Ecological inference, Statistical methods

Michael Herron is Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, and much of his current research focuses on election irregularities and patterns in electoral participation. He holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, an MS in Statistics from Stanford University, and a BS in Mathematics and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Herron taught previously at Northwestern University and has visited at Harvard University, the University of Rochester, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. In the aftermath of the 2012 General Election Herron is interested in assessing whether recent changes in Florida voting laws affected early voting patterns in the state. He is also studying patterns in rejected absentee ballots with an eye toward determining whether absentee ballot rejection rates vary across Florida, holding fixed voter characteristics.