John Lapinski

Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies
Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 411
898-6186

John Lapinski, Ph.D., is the Robert A. Fox Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies. He also serves as the Faculty Director for the Executive Masters of Public Administration program within the Fels Institute of Government and serves as the Faculty Director of the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program.  In addition to his Penn responsibilities, Lapinski also serves as the Director of the Elections Unit at NBC News, which projects races for NBC and analyzes and produces election-related stories through exit polls for NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, and all of NBC’s digital properties. Dr. Lapinski earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2000, and previously was an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. He came to Penn in 2006. His primary area of research is concerned with understanding national elections as well as lawmaking in Congress through empirical analysis. He is the author of The Substance of Representation (Princeton University Press, 2013) and co-author (with David A. Bateman and Ira Katznelson) of Southern Nation (Princeton University Press, 2018).

University of Pennsylvania
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
133 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Nicholas Sambanis Chair
Alex Weisiger Graduate Chair
Daniel Hopkins Undergraduate Chair