Marcus Ethridge

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1979
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1977
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1974

Courses Taught

  • PolSci 203 – Intro. to Political Science Research
  • PolSci 452 – Administrative Law
  • PolSci 500 – Capstone Course in Political Science

Research Interests

Interest Groups, Rational Choice Theory, the U.S. Constitution, Public Administration, Administrative Law

Current Research Projects

Revising work on an article-length manuscript on the problem of gridlock, institutions, and representation.
Revising a book-length manuscript provisionally entitled The Anti-Constitutional Spirit.

Selected Publications

Ethridge, Marcus E., and Handleman, Howard. Politics in a changing world, 6th edition. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Ethridge, Marcus E. The Case for Gridlock. Lexington Books, 2010.
Ethridge, Marcus E., ed. The political research experience: readings and analysis. ME Sharpe, 2002.
Ethridge, Marcus E., and Percy, Stephen. “’A New Kind of Public Policy Encounters Disappointing Results: Implementation of Learnfare in Wisconsin.” Public Administration Review 53.4 (1993): 340-347.
Ethridge, Marcus E. “Equality and Responsive Institutions: Elements of A General Model.” Political Research Quarterly 46. (1993): 157-177.
Ethridge, Marcus E. “Minority Power and Madisonianism.” American Journal of Political Science 35. (1991): 335-356.