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September 2012             University at Buffalo, State University of New York – Buffalo, NY

                                                Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science

                                                Concentrations: Public Law, American Politics

                                                Dissertation: “Waiting for Federalism: An Empirical Investigation into the Rehnquist Court’s Federalism



September 2009             University at Buffalo, State University of New York – Buffalo, NY     

                                                 Master of Arts, Political Science

                                                 Concentration: American Politics

                                                 Thesis: “Taking the Initiative: Strategic Timing, Professionalism, and Interest Group Activity in the

                                                                 Initiative Process.”


June 2007                         Elmira College – Elmira, NY

                                                Bachelor of Arts

                                                Majors: Political Science, Economics 


Academic Focus:


Dr. Meddaugh’s teaching interests focus on Public Law and American Politics.  Specifically, Dr. Meddaugh studies Constitutional Law, Judicial Decision-making, Constitutional Theory, State and Local Politics, The American Presidency, and Direct Democracy.


Dr. Meddaugh has taught courses on Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, The American Legal System, Political Philosophy, The American Presidency, Media Politics, American Government and many others. 


Short Bio:


Dr. Meddaugh has presented his research on Constitutional Law, American Politics and Canadian Direct Democracy at multiple conferences and has given presentations on alternative teaching methods and Supreme Court data analysis.  Aside from his academic life, Dr. Meddaugh likes to spend his free time watching and reading about sports, especially anything to do with the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and the New York Yankees. 


Dr. Joshua Meddaugh's CV  




Course Information


Spring 2017

       POLS 3385 Syllabus_PACE.pdf  

  MALS 5800 Syllabus.pdf

POLS 4500_Syllabus_F16.pdf 

POLS 4490

MALS 5190_Syllabus_F16.pdf

MALS 6890 

MALS 6999

POLS 5000 

POLS 1101-92


Internship Applications

Internship Learning Agreement.doc




Office Hours


Spring 2017 Office Hours

Tuesday: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

All other days by appointment only

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