I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the College of William & Mary. I completed my Ph.D. work in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I also earned a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the College of Charleston.

My research and teaching interests include public opinion, voting and elections, political parties, the U. S. Congress, and research methods. My current research projects study (1) how voters form beliefs about parties (2) how primary elections affect representation (3) how party competition affects governance. My research has been published at Political Research Quarterly and Political Science Quarterly.

Email: mmtarpey@wm.edu
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