Donald Green is a political scientist at Columbia University who studies public opinion and political behavior. He earned a B.A. in political science and history at the University of California at Los Angeles, and an M.A. and Ph.D in political science at the University of California at Berkeley. He uses quantitative research methods, especially field experiments, to study voting, political party affiliation, campaign finance, prejudice, and mass media.
His body of work includes over 100 scholarly publications, including Partisan Hearts and Minds (written with Brad Palmquist and Eric Schickler) and multiple editions of Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout, (written with Alan Gerber). Many of his works discuss the promise and application of experimental research methods, including his textbook Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation, (written with Alan Gerber).
Perhaps the coolest thing about Donald Green is his affinity for creating board games. He invented such games as Mouse Island, Razzle Dazzle, and the award-winning, OCTI, winner of Best Abstract Strategy Game of the Year in 1999.
He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. He served as director for Yale University’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies from 1996-2011. He was appointed as the John William Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University in 2016 and was soon thereafter honored as a Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Graduate Student Council.
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