William Massengill is a Ph.D. candidate in American Politics and Political Methodology. His dissertation, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Democracy Studies Program, tests predictions from several prominent models of lobbying by examining how party polarization affects corporate lobbying. Broadly, his substantive research interests include organized interests, political institutions, policy processes, and political methodology. He has also done work on the timing of the vote decision in presidential elections and on social statecraft in the Jefferson presidency.
Will previously taught high school history via Teach For America. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Clemson University