Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

R. Michael Alvarez, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Political Science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Position:
None Found to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 27, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Help America Vote Act Section 301 Task Force Member, 2004-present
  • Committee member, National Commission on Elections and Voting; National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on a Framework for Understanding Electronic Voting, 2004-present
  • Professor of Political Science, Caltech, 2002-present
  • Co-director, Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2002-present
  • Editorial Board – American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Quarterly, Election Law Journal, Political Behavior, The Journal of Politics, and Political Research Quarterly
  • “Scientific American 50” for contributions to improve the U.S. voting system, Scientific American magazine, 2004
  • Emerging Scholar Award, American Political Science Association, 2002
  • Testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Government Affairs, May 2001 and the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials, Apr. 2002 about election reform
  • Robert H. Durr Award, Midwest Political Science Association, 1997
  • John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002
  • John M. Olin Faculty Fellowship, 1994-1995
  • Member – American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, The Econometric Society, and the California Historical Society
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Duke University, 1992
  • MA, Political Science, Duke University, 1990
  • BA, Political Science, Carleton College, 1986
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Voters Have Confidence That Electronic Voting Machines Record Votes Accurately?
  2. Do Senior Citizens Feel Comfortable Using Electronic Voting Machines?