Patrick Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
Patrick Fisher, Ph.D. is a professor of political science who has been teaching at Seton Hall University since 2004. Among the courses he teaches are Congress, Presidency, U.S. Elections, U.S. Political Behavior, and U.S. Political Economy.
Dr. Fisher is the author of the books Insufficient Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens (Lexington, 2018), Demographic Gaps in American Political Behavior (Westview, 2014), The Politics of Taxing and Spending (Lynne Rienner, 2009) and Congressional Budgeting: A Representational Perspective (University Press of America, 2005). He has also published widely in academic journals, including PS: Political Science and Politics, The Social Science Journal, Party Politics, Politics and Policy, Society, The Journal of Political Science, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.
- Ph.D., Washington State University, 1995
- M.A., University of Iowa, 1992
- B.A., University of Washington, 1991
- Insufficient Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens, Lexington (Lanham, MD), 2018
- Economic Conditions and Presidential Vote for Obama: The Underappreciated Influence of Race.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 4 (1): 30-46, 2016
- Demographic Gaps in American Political Behavior. Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 241 pages, 2014.
- The Politics of Taxing and Spending, Lynne Rienner (Boulder, CO), 2009
- Definitely Not Moralistic: State Political Culture and Support for Donald Trump in the Race for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination. PS: Political Science and Politics 49 (4): 743-747, 2016