Dr. Jack Nagel
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
· Dr. Nagel’s research focuses on elections, political participation and voting theory, specializing in electoral systems.
· He is author of many papers, including articles in the American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science and Journal of Politics. He is currently working on a paper titled “Refuting Three Myths About the Electoral College.” He has testified before the Pennsylvania legislature about the National Popular Vote plan for reforming the Electoral College.
“A proposal by Republican legislative leaders to switch the method of choosing Pennsylvania's presidential electors from winner-take-all to the district plan used by Maine and Nebraska is a superficially ‘fair’ idea that actually would work even worse than the present system -- and there is a realistic alternative available that could move the U.S. to direct elections without a constitutional amendment.”