thomas_preferredI am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington.  I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.

My areas of specialization include public policy and American politics with an emphasis on agenda-setting, organized interests, and lobbying.

I recently completed a co-authored book that examines revolving door lobbying (University Press of Kansas, with Timothy LaPira).

My previous research has been published in Policy Studies JournalPublic AdministrationInterest Groups & Advocacy, Cognitive Systems Research, and PS: Political Science and Politics.

At UTA, I teach courses on American national government, interest groups and advocacy, research design and political analysis, and public policy analysis.

Contact me at herschel.thomas at uta edu.

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