University of Rochester

Newscenter Home

University Communications

Office directory

University publications

Media coaching

Creative Services

Graphic identity standards

For the Media

Press release archive

'In the Headlines' archive

Find a faculty expert

Experts on video

Futurity Discover the future with news from leading research universities

University Communications

Faculty Experts Directory

High-resolution image
(please include photo credit)

Richard Niemi

Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science, Associate Department Chair
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Political Science

Areas of expertise: Voting behavior, legislative term limits, civic education

Press contact:
Monique Patenaude
(585) 276-3693

Related Links:
Professor Niemi's homepage

In the News

Brown Daily Herald
Rep. seeks to pass term-limit legislation
January 29, 2013

Anniston Star
Whether to limit Alabama lawmakers' terms a topic of Goat Hill debate Read more: Anniston Star - Whether to limit Alabama lawmakers terms a topic of Goat Hill debate
December 09, 2012

New America Media
Voter Turnout Expected to Rise Among Students
November 06, 2012

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
New congressional district lines affect area
April 01, 2012

Dayton Daily News
Low voter turnout may carry over to fall election, experts say
March 10, 2012

International Business Times
Florida Primary 2012 Results: What Romney's Win Means
January 31, 2012

The New York Times
Republicans Seize on Waning Campus Obamamania
September 17, 2011

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Enthusiasm of younger voters drops off from 2008
November 08, 2010

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Candidates couldn't wrangle young voters
November 05, 2010

Did You Know? Voting Facts
October 26, 2010

The Daily Iowan
GOP hopeful about gains in state races
September 17, 2010

New York Times (State Version)
The Benefits of Volunteerism, if the Service Is Real
July 30, 2010

New York Times
Expecting to See Term Limits on the Ballot
May 26, 2010

Gotham Gazette
Term Limits, Take Three
May 25, 2010

Oswego Palladium TImes
College students a 'political powerhouse' this election year
September 22, 2008

Washington Post
Study: Voters prefer e-voting, but tech has limits
March 22, 2008

Reaction to Clinton Announcement
January 20, 2007

Democrat and Chronicle
What Should New Citizens Know about Our Country?
January 09, 2007

Providence Journal (Rhode Island)
Edward Achorn: A System That Promotes ‘Voting Without Thinking’
November 28, 2006

<< Less In the News

News Releases

Conference Honoring University Political Scientist Richard G. Niemi
October 25, 2007

Professor Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
May 02, 2007

Provost Charles Phelps Announces Retirement
November 08, 2006

Richard Niemi is an expert on ballot design, voting machines, voting behavior, and term limits. Recent books include Voting Technologies: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot; Vital Statistics on American Politics, 2007-2008; and Comparing Democracies 2. Niemi teaches courses in the field of American politics and on writing.