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

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?