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Dr. Joshua Meddaugh

Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Political Science 

& Associate Department Chair.






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


Fall 2017

      American Government - POLS 1101

 State & Local Government- POLS 3212

Internship- Political Science-POLS 4490 

Senior Capstone - POLS 4500

POP Culture Politics - POLS 4800

Directed Study - POLS 4900

Readings in Politics - POLS 5190


Internship Applications

Internship Learning Agreement.doc







Office Hours


Fall 2017 Office Hours

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

All other days by appointment only