Research Colloquium: Dr. Christopher Zorn, Penn State University

Dr. Christopher Zorn, Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Penn State University, will be presenting his research on judicial decision-making this Friday, February 6, 12:00-1:00pm in room 346 of ten Hoor. The presentation is part of the Department’s Spring 2015 Research Colloquium Series.


Christopher Zorn

Christopher Zorn is the Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science, Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice (by courtesy), and Affiliate Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University (1997) and a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Truman State University (1991). Prior to coming to Penn State, he was Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina (2005-2007), a Visiting Scientist and Program Director for the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation (2003-2005), and Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at Emory University, where he taught from 1996 to 2003. His research focuses on judicial politics and on statistics for the social and behavioral sciences. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Political Analysis, and numerous other journals. Professor Zorn is also the recipient of eight grants from the NSF, as well as numerous other fellowships and awards. In addition, he is the Vice President of the Midwest Political Science Association (2013-2016), Vice Director for Analytics at the Arbitrator Intelligence Project, and currently serves on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review and the executive boards of the American Judicature Society and the Empirical Legal Studies weblog.