Professor Doherty’s teaching and research interests include public opinion, research methodology, and the intersection between psychology and political behavior. His work addresses topics including how people interpret and evaluate political processes, the role elites play in shaping political outcomes, and methods for causal inference in political science. His book Small Power: How Local Parties Shape Elections (Oxford University Press) uses surveys, experiments, and in-depth interviews to shed light on the role local party organizations play in the electoral process. His other work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Annual Review of Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and the Journal of Political Science Education. Professor Doherty is co-PI of the Cook County Community Survey.
PhD, University of Colorado, 2008