Eric N. Waltenburg

  • Professor of Political Science
    Interim Department Head
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    M.A., The Ohio State University
    B.A., Indiana University-Fort Wayne

Department Information

Political Science // Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: BRNG 2250
  • Office Phone: (765) 494-6309
  • Office Fax: (765) 494-0833
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • E-mail:
  • Specialization

  • American Politics
    Politics, Groups, and Identities

  • Research

    Eric Waltenburg's teaching and research interests are judicial politics and state politics. Currently he is engaged in research programs focusing on judicial decision making in a comparative perspective and the development of a forecasting model of state legislative outcomes. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the University of Bergen (Norway), and the L. Meltzers Hoyskolefond (Norway). He is a co-editor of Politics, Groups & Identies, a journal of the Western Political Science Association.

    Selected Publications

    Mintao Nie and Eric N. Waltenburg. 2017. “The Impact of Black Media on Diffuse Support for the U.S. Supreme Court.” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 14(2):603-620.

    Gunnar Grendstad, William R. Shaffer, and Eric Waltenburg. 2015. Policy Making in an Independent Judiciary: The Norwegian Supreme Court. Colchester, UK: ECPR Press.

    Rorie Spill Solberg and Eric N. Waltenburg. 2014. The Media, the Court, and the Misrepresentation: The New Myth of the Court. New York: Routledge.

    Rosalee A. Clawson and Eric N. Waltenburg.  2009. Legacy and Legitimacy: Black Americans and the Supreme Court. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Eric N. Waltenburg. 2002. Choosing Where to Fight: Organized Labor and the Modern Regulatory State, 1948 - 1987. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

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