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Michael B. Berkman

Michael B. Berkman

Professor of Political Science

Director, Center for American Political Responsiveness

321 Pond Lab

University Park , PA 16802-6200
Office Phone: (814) 863-6120


  1. B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1982
  2. Ph.D., Indiana University, 1989


Professor Berkman specializes in American legislatures, state and local politics, and education policy. His work has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly and Public Opinion Quarterly. He has also recently published a book with Professor Plutzer, which is titled Ten Thousand Democracies: Politics and Public Opinion in America‘s School Districts.