By Katy TerBerg
Kevin Corder, chair emeritus and professor of political science, knows what hard work is all about. Corder, who recieved his Ph.D. from Washington University, where the Fulbright Program was first put in place, teaches courses on American politics and political methodology, including econometrics, bayesisan statistics, and mathematical modeling.
Recently, Corder’s work drew the attention of the Fulbright Scholar Program, and he was awarded a Fulbright to travel to Malta for his sabbatical next year. He will study the financial sector reforms instituted in Malta and the European Union in the wake of the global recession and debt crisis. Corder currently is wrapping up a book on the debt crisis in the U.S.
Since Corder’s award is for the 2012-13 academic year, it is the third Fulbright in four years awarded to Department of Political Science faculty members (joining Jim Butterfield in 2009-10 and Susan Hoffmann in 2010-11).
Corder’s major research areas are American electoral politics and public policy. He has published work on the federal credit programs, macroeconomic forecasting, and monetary policy in the American Political Science Review, Public Administration Review, American Politics Quarterly, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Most recently, he worked with Notre Dame University associate professor and director of Graduate Studies Dr. Christina Wolbrecht on a project implementing ecological inference to investigate the voting behavior of women in the 1920s.
WMU is proud to boast another illustrious Fulbright scholar.