Welcome! My name is Dr. Jason F. Jagemann ( and I serve as the Political Science Program Director for undergraduates at Norwich University. My primary field of expertise is in American Politics, with emphases in public law and interest group politics. I also have ancillary scholarly and teaching interests in political theory and philosophy, in particular, democratic theory and feminist political thought. I received my M.A. and Ph.D from Western Michigan University and my B.A. from SUNY Potsdam where I majored in Political Science and minored in U.S. History. At the undergraduate level, I regularly offer courses in the fields of public law (Constitutional Law; Civil Liberties) and political behavior (Public Opinion and Political Behavior, Interest Groups and Political Parties). I also offer the capstone senior seminar on a variety of topics including Interest Groups and Lobbying, Democracy and Civil Society, the U.S. Supreme Court and Political Behavior. At the graduate level, I teach the Research Methods Seminar for the MJA and MPA Programs through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies here at Norwich. My research focuses on how institutions (such as Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court) shape the behavior of interest group coalition building and lobbying. I have published in the fields of interest group behavior and my most recent article “Abortion Politics in the Courts: New Judicial Federalism or the Federal Courts?” appears in the Winter 2011 edition of the Vermont Bar Journal. I am currently working on an article comparing student justices’ votes in eight years of my class-run Supreme Court simulations to the votes of the actual justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in the same cases to assess adherence to precedence by both groups. Also, I am revising a manuscript examining the efficacy of interest group coalitions in the context of all Supreme Court cases dealing with abortion and reproductive rights.


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