William Ewell is an Assistant Professor of American political institutions and public policy. He teaches courses in American institutions and public policy, representation and political parties, state politics and policy, political economy, and political methodology.
He has recently published an article in Legislative Studies Quarterly. His research interests include Congressional institutions, politics of resource allocation and the federal budgetary process, and American social policy. More broadly his research focuses on issues of social justice and the politics of inequality.
Many of these interests inform his current research project exploring whether the U.S. government has the ability to overcome their central collective action problem, namely that Congress members are incentivized to be individually responsible but collectively irresponsible, to constrain future spending behavior.
Ewell has nearly 10 years of experience working in federal and state politics. He worked for North Carolina Governor James Hunt at the Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy. He also served as a legislative aide in the office of Senior Rhode Island United States Senator John Chafee.
- B.A., Political Science and Public and Community Service studies, Providence College
- M.P.P., Public Policy, Duke University
- Ph.D., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- American Government and Politics
- Education Policy and Politics
- Inequality, Poverty, and American Democracy
- Native New England Learning Community
- Political Polarization in American Politics
- Political Science Research Methods
- Public Opinion and Political Behavior
- Public Policy Analysis
- The American Presidency
- The United States Congress