Vice President for Executive Affairs
Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy
Ph.D., Yale University
Harold W. Stanley is the Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy. He holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in political science and a master of philosophy in politics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 1979, he joined the University of Rochester Department of Political Science and served as its chair from 1996 to 1999.
The focus of Professor Stanley's research and teaching is within American government: southern politics, Latino politics and presidential elections. He is past president of the Southern Political Science Organization. His publications include Vital Statistics on American Politics (with Richard G. Niemi) and Voter Mobilization and the Politics of Race. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics and Political Behavior. Professor Stanley has also testified often as an expert witness in federal court cases on voting rights and redistricting, serving on four occasions as the federal court's own expert.