College of Business and Behavioral Science

Profile


Jeffrey Fine

Associate Professor of Political Science


Office: 230E Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-3548
Fax: 864-656-0690
Email: JFINE@clemson.edu
Vita: http://people.clemson.edu/~jfine/vita.pdf
Personal Website: http://people.clemson.edu/~jfine/
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Political Science
University of Kentucky 2006

M.A. Political Science
University of Kentucky 2004

B.A. Political Science
Vanderbilt University 2001

 Courses Taught

American National Government
U.S. Congress
Quantitative Methods in Political Science
Honors seminar on 2012 Elections
Honors seminar on 2010 Midterm Elections
Honors seminar on Global Policy Process
MPA Research Methods for Public Administration
MPA Public Data Analysis
MPA graduate seminar on Political Control of Bureaucracy

 Profile

I am an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department. I teach courses in American politics and research methods, including courses on the U.S. Congress and elections. My primary expertise is in American political institutions, with a particular focus on the U.S. Congress. I am the author of articles appearing in Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Behavior, Presidential Studies Quarterly and American Review of Politics. I served as a Congressional Fellow through the American Political Science Association, where I worked on the staff of a United States Senator.

 Research Interests

My research focuses on the interaction between the U.S. Congress and other political institutions (the president, the courts, and the federal bureaucracy). I also examine how Congress interacts with the public, including studies of representation and the use of social media.

 Research Publications

Fine, Jeffrey A. and James M. Avery. 2014. “Do Senators Respond to Minority Voters?: Latino Turnout and Representation.” Forthcoming at Social Science Quarterly.

Fine, Jeffrey A. and Nadia N. Aziz. 2013. “Does the Political Environment Matter?: Arab-American Representation and September 11th.” Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 92, No.2, June 2013, pp. 551-568.

Avery, James M. and Jeffrey A. Fine. 2012. “Context Matters: The Effect of State-level Racial Heterogeneity on White Racial Attitudes.” American Review of Politics, Vol. 33, Fall, 2012: 211-231.

Avery, James M. and Jeffrey A. Fine. 2012. “Racial Composition, White Racial Attitudes, and Black Representation: Testing the Racial Threat Hypothesis in the United States Senate.” Political Behavior, Vol. 34, No. 3, September 2012, pp. 391-410.

Fine, Jeffrey A. and Adam L. Warber. 2012. “Circumventing Adversity: Re-examining the Relationship between Executive Orders and Divided Government” Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 42, No.2, June 2012, pp. 256-274.

Smith, Lauren Edwards, Laura R. Olson, and Jeffrey A. Fine. 2010. “Substantive Religious Representation in the U.S. Senate: Voting Alignment with the Family Research Council.” Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 63, No.1, March 2010, pp. 68-82.

Randazzo, Kirk, Richard W. Waterman, and Jeffrey A. Fine. 2006. “Checking the Federal Courts: The Impact of Congressional Statutes on Judicial Behavior.” Journal of Politics, Vol. 68, No.4, November 2006, pp. 1006-1017.

 Links

APSA Congressional Fellowship Program