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Associate Professor
Political Science
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:American and state politics, campaign finance, political parties and elections
Biography:Gierzynski's area of study is American politics with specific interests in campaign finance, legislative elections, comparative state politics, political parties and the mass media. His books include, "Money Rules," on campaign finance reform, and "Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American States," which explores state legislative party organizations' electoral activities. He has published articles on the financing of state legislative campaigns in Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Review of Politics,and Women & Politics. He has been part of research teams awarded grants by the National Science Foundation and the Joyce Foundation to study the financing of elections at the state and local level. He also coordinates the Vermont Legislative Research Shop, supervising students who perform research on a variety of issues for Vermont legislators. For information on VLRS activities, go to