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., 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.