Welcome! I am a political scientist who writes about federalism, presidential politics, and public policy. I teach American politics and research methods in the Department of Government at Colby College.
My scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Studies in American Political Development, Journal of Policy History, Education and Urban Society, and The Forum.
I study American political institutions: their historical origins, how they develop policy, and their feedback on public opinion. For example:
You can find working papers and an extended discussion of my current research under the "research" tab. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about my work or my classes.
Nicholas Frederick Jacobs
Waterville, Maine 04901
Diamond Hall 265
(207) – 859 – 5315 • firstname.lastname@example.org