We are happy to announce that, effective today, Dr. Joshua D. Hostetter will be joining the CEIR Team as our Manager of Research!
Josh recently received his doctorate in political science from Louisiana State University, and has extensive experience studying and writing on elections. His doctoral dissertation, “Participation and Representation: Does Risk Acceptance Influence the Decision Making of Political Actors,” examined legislative behavior in Congress and public political participation. Josh has presented his work at national conferences and published his findings in renowned peer-reviewed journals, including Social Science Quarterly.
While working to earn his doctorate, Josh gained valuable real-world experience in elections by serving as an election clerk in Marion County, Indiana (which includes Indianapolis), for two election cycles.
As Manager of Research, Josh will oversee a wide array of research-related services for CEIR, including, but not limited to, collecting and analyzing data, drafting reports, and producing other highly-accessible writings (e.g. blogs, white papers, etc.) based on research results. We expect he’ll be a great resource to the field of election administration, and if you have any ideas for research that would be helpful, please let us know!