Political Behavior

Patrick Flavin

Dr. Patrick Flavin

Dr. Patrick Flavin, assistant professor of political science at Baylor, is an expert in political behavior.

Flavin studies American politics, particularly political inequality, government representation of public opinion, political behavior, quantitative methods and the impact of political processes on citizens' quality of life.

Flavin comes to Baylor from the University of Notre Dame where his dissertation, Political Inequality in the American States, examines why the political opinions of poor citizens are underrepresented in the policy decisions made by state governments. He was also the recipient of the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in the Social Sciences at Notre Dame.

His research using data from the World Values Survey's 2005 study found that people living in countries with governments that have a greater number of social services report being more satisfied with life. His findings were published in an issue of the journal Politics & Policy.

He has a dozen peer reviewed publications, book reviews, an entry in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, multiple papers under review and has participated in over 20 conference paper presentations. He has also been referenced as an expert on political campaigns.

He received his bachelor's from University of St. Thomas, and both his master's and Ph.D. from University of Notre Dame.

To interview Flavin, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Media Communications department at 254-710-1961.