Andrew Menger

Curriculum Vitae

September 21, 2018

 
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Political Science

Rice University, received August 2018

M.A., Political Science

Rice University, Houston, received May 2014

B.A., Political Science & Economics

Trinity University, San Antonio, received December 2009


PUBLICATIONS

Menger, Andrew and Robert Stein. 2017. “Enlisting the public in facilitating election administration: A field experiment.” Article forthcoming in Public Administration Review.

Esarey, Justin and Andrew Menger. 2017. “Practical and Effective Approaches to Dealing with Clustered Data.” Article forthcoming in Political Science Research & Methods.

Menger, Andrew, Robert Stein, and Greg Vonnahme. 2017. “Reducing the undervote with vote by mail.” Article forthcoming in American Politics Research.


WORKING PAPERS

Menger, Andrew, Robert Stein, and Greg Vonnahme. 2017. “Social rewards and costs of voting: The case of vote by mail.” Article submitted in July 2017.

Menger, Andrew and Robert Stein. 2018. “How does non-precinct voting affect turnout? Using the Election Administration and Voting Survey to evaluate various voting reforms.” Working paper.

Menger, Andrew. 2017. "Measuring the Costs of Voting and their Impacts." Dissertation thesis and working paper.

Menger, Andrew, and Robert Stein. 2014. “Evolving Methods of Voting: How Voters Choose When and Where to Vote.” Working paper.

Menger, Andrew. 2013. “Strategic choices: How ballot access restrictions and strategic considerations affect independent candidates in state legislative elections.” Working paper.


NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

True, Warren R. and Andrew Menger. 2012. “Wet shale plays, basins power Lower 48 plant, fractionator surge.”  Oil & Gas Journal 110(5).


AUTHORED SOFTWARE

“clustse: Stata module to compute the statistical significance of parameters when the data is clustered with a small number of clusters.” Uploaded to SSC Archive March 30, 2015.  Last updated August 3, 2017.

“clusterbs: Stata module to perform a pairs symmetric cluster bootstrap-t procedure.” Uploaded to SSC Archive March 30, 2015.  Last updated July 25, 2015.


AWARDS AND HONORS

William P. Hobby Award for Best Political Science Paper Presented at a Professional Conference. Dept. of Political Science, Rice University. Award received in May 2017.

Best First Year Poster Award by a First Year Political Science Graduate Student. Dept. of Political Science, Rice University. Award received in May 2013.


SERVICE

Discussant: 2016 SPSA Annual Meeting, San Juan.

Reviewer: American Politics Review (September 2017), American Journal of Political Science (December 2016), Political Analysis (June 2016), Political Behavior (February 2016).


SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Menger, Andrew. 2017. “Measuring the Costs of Voting and their Impacts.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.

Esarey, Justin, and Andrew Menger. 2016. “Practical and Effective Approaches to Dealing with Clustered Data.” Annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, San Juan.

Menger, Andrew, Greg Vonnahme, and Robert Stein. 2015. “Turnout Effects from Vote-by-Mail Elections.” Invited presentation at the New Research on Election Administration and Reform conference, MIT University, Cambridge.

Stein, Robert, Andrew Menger, and Greg Vonnahme. 2015. “Conditioning the Effect of Mail-in Voting: The Impact of Election Law Changes in CO.”  Annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.

Menger, Andrew, and Robert Stein. 2014. “Evolving Methods of Voting: How Voters Choose When and Where to Vote.”  Annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor, Rice University, Media & Politics. Undergraduate 300 level American politics course in the Political Science department. January 2018 - April 2018.

Teaching Assistant, Rice University, Introduction to Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Graduate level statistics course for the Political Science Ph.D. program instructed by Dr. Randy Stevenson. August 2015 – December 2015.

Teaching Assistant, Rice University, Advanced Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Graduate level statistics course for the Political Science Ph.D. program instructed by Dr. Justin Esarey. January 2015 – May 2015.

Teaching Assistant, Rice University, Introduction to Statistics. Graduate level course for the Master’s of Global Affairs program instructed by Dr. Justin Esarey. January 2015 – May 2015.

Teaching Assistant, Rice University, Advanced Topics in Political Methodology I. Graduate level Bayesian Statistics course for the Political Science Ph.D. program instructed by Dr. Justin Esarey. January 2015 – May 2015.

Teaching Assistant, Rice University, Introduction to American Politics & Government. Undergraduate course instructed by Dr. John Alford. August 2014 – December 2014.


RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

GIS (ESRI software): Geo-referencing, geocoding, merging spatial datasets, calculating distances and spatial statistics

WINBUGS / OPENBUGS / JAGS (Bayesian statistics software): creating and running Bayesian models (including multilevel), interpreting output of Markov chains

R (statistics software): programming functions, working with data, running statistical models, creating visualizations

Stata (statistics software): programming functions and complete programs, working with data, running statistical models, creating visualizations


REFERENCES

Dr. Robert M. Stein

Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Rice University

P.O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77005

713-348-2795

stein@rice.edu

 

Dr. Randy Stevenson

Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Rice University

P.O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77005

713-348-2104

stevenso@rice.edu

 

Dr. Justin Esarey

Associate Professor of Political Science

Department of Politics and International Affairs

Wake Forest University

P.O. Box 7568

Winston-Salem, NC 27109

336-758-5133

esareyje@wfu.edu

 

Dr. Margit Tavits

Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Washington University in St. Louis

1 Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130

314-935-3463

tavits@wustl.edu