PhD - Political Science (September 2006)
Duke University
Dissertation: Destiny Unbound: Opportunity and Political Choices.
Committee: John Aldrich (co-chair), Michael Munger (co-chair), Scott de Marchi, Georg Vanberg.

MA - Political Science (May 2003)
Duke University

BA - Government (cum laude) and Economics (May 2000)
Cornell University
Thesis: PACing Congress: A Vertical Quality Model for PAC Contributions.
Advisor: Walter R. Mebane, Jr.


Consultant & Developer at   asoxial   (Summer 2013 – Present)

Assistant Professor - Department of Political Science (Fall 2006 – Spring 2013)
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Ensley, Michael J., Michael W. Tofias, and Scott de Marchi. forthcoming 2014. “Are These Boots Made for Walking? Polarization and Ideological Change among U.S. House Members” in The State of the Parties, seventh edition. John Green, Daniel Coffey, and David Cohen, editors. Rowman & Littlefield.

Ensley, Michael J., Michael W. Tofias, and Scott de Marchi. 2009. “District Complexity as an Advantage in Congressional Elections.” American Journal of Political Science 53(4): 990–1005.   → 

Winer, Stanley L., Michael W. Tofias, Bernard Grofman and John H. Aldrich. 2008. “Trending Economic Factors and the Structure of Congress in the Growth of Government, 1930–2002.” Public Choice 135:415–448.   ↓ 

Aldrich, John, Michael Brady, Scott de Marchi, Ian McDonald, Brendan Nyhan, David Rohde and Michael Tofias. 2008. “Party and Constituency in the U.S. Senate, 1933–2004” in Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate. Nathan Monroe, Jason M. Roberts and David W. Rohde, editors. University of Chicago Press.   → 

Aldrich, John H., David W. Rohde and Michael W. Tofias. 2007. “One D is Not Enough: Measuring Conditional Party Government in 1887–2002” in Party, Process, and Political Change in Congress Volume 2: Further New Perspectives on the History of Congress. David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins, editors. Stanford University Press.   → 

Merolla, Jennifer, Michael Munger and Michael Tofias. 2005. “In Play: A Commentary on Strategies in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election.” Public Choice 123:19–37.   ↓ 

curriculum vitae

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