This week we are pleased to welcome back guest blogger Chris Zorn, who is Professor of Political Science at University of South Carolina. Chris' research interests are in the areas of law and judicial politics, quantitative methodology, and international politics. His current research examines a range of topics in American and international political institutions, including federal government litigation, U.S. Supreme Court decision-making, and international relations, as well as research on event count, survival, and panel data models for quantitative research.
Prior to his appointment at South Carolina (where he was recently promoted to full professor), Chris served as a Visiting Scientist and Program Director for the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation and Associate Professor and Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at Emory University. Chris is a perennial instructor in the ICPSR Summer Program, teaching a course in Advanced Maximum Likelihood. In January 2008, he will be joining the Political Science department at Penn State. Finally, Chris is great citizen in the ELS movement who is always constructive in his comments and has lots of insights on how we can successfully integrate legal scholarship with social science methodologies. We look forward to his posts.