Jeffrey FineAssociate Professor of Political Science
Office: 230E Brackett Hall
Personal Website: http://people.clemson.edu/~jfine/
Ph.D. Political Science
M.A. Political Science
B.A. Political Science
American National Government
ProfileI 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 have received two university-wide awards: the Frank A. Burtner Award for Excellence in Advising and the Douglas W. Bradbury Award for outstanding contributions to the Calhoun Honors College. In 2013-14, I served as a Congressional Fellow through the American Political Science Association, where I worked on the staff of a United States Senator.
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.
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.