Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier is Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar, and Professor of Sociology (courtesy). (Ph.D., Texas, 1993.) She directs the Program in Statistics and Methodology (PRISM). Box-Steffensmeier served as President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Political Methodology Society as well as Treasurer of the American Political Science Association. She has twice received the Gosnell Award for the best work in political methodology and the Emerging Scholar Award of the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association. She was an inaugural Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology (one of twenty-one; one of only two women). The Box-Steffensmeier Graduate Student Award, given annually by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Ressearch (ICPSR) is named after her in recognition of her contributions in political methodology and her support of women in this field.
Box-Steffensmeier is one of the leading scholars in the study of political behavior and political methodology, a field that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. Change, dynamics, and time are a driving theme throughout most of her work, both substantive and methodological.
- American Politics
- Political Methodology
- PhD, University of Texas