Kenneth R. Mackie
PhD Candidate, Fellow @ LeRoy Collins Institute | Florida State University
Politics of climate change, public policy, political behavior, et al.
Hello! I am a graduating PhD in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University, and soon to be Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fitchburg State University. My primary research focuses on the dynamic politics of climate change policy, specifically the interplay between public attitudes and party position-taking. I am also active in research on state-level policy in substantive areas including election science and administration, education, federalism, and race/ethnicity politics. I am also very interested in the areas of political behavior, psychology, and communication, particularly in understanding polarization (affective & ideological) with hopes of uncovering ways to (1) overcome rising levels of polarization and/or (2) circumvent polarization to prevent gridlock on important policy areas and improve representation (more below)
Uttermark, Matthew J., Kenneth R. Mackie, Carol S. Weissert, and Alexandra Artiles. “The Boundaries of Competition: Examining Charter Schools’ Impact on Traditional Schools” Educational Policy (2023) 08959048221142049.
Uttermark, Matthew J., Kenneth R. Mackie, Carol S. Weissert. "The Color of Discretion: Race and Ethnicity Biases in School Suspension" Polity, 55, no. 2 (2023), 000-000
Weissert, Carol S., Matthew J. Uttermark, Kenneth R. Mackie, and Alexandra Artiles. "Governors in control: Executive orders, state-local preemption, and the COVID-19 pandemic" Publius: The Journal of Federalism 51, no. 3 (2023): 396-428.