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Nathan J. KellyNathan J. Kelly


Phone: (865) 974-7186
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Dr. Kelly's Vita

Field of Study: American Politics (National Institutions; Macropolitics); Research Methods


  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004


Nathan joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in 2005. He was previously an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Nathan received his M.A. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his undergraduate degree at Wheaton College (IL) with highest honors. His primary research interest is the macro political system of the United States, where he examines how different parts of the U.S. governing system (from Congress, to public opinion, to macro policy outputs) influence one another and respond to stimuli over time. He is also interested in political behavior and public opinion at the micro level. Finally, he conducts research in quantitative methodology that is motivated by problems encountered in his substantive research agendas. The links on the left side of the page provide further information about his publications, research projects, and teaching.

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