dean martinAndrew D. Martin is the dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and a professor of political science and statistics.

Dean Martin’s expertise is in the study of judicial decision-making, particularly with regard to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the co-creator of the widely used Martin-Quinn Scores, which measure the ideology of Supreme Court justices, and co-author of the recently published An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research.

As dean of LSA, Andrew has emphasized the importance of scholarships, experiential-learning opportunities like internships and study abroad, and increased access and inclusion for all students. He has also focused attention on ensuring that LSA students graduate with the skills necessary for success in life after college, and he has made efforts to connect with students on a personal level through the use of social media and informal gatherings on campus.

In addition to serving as dean, Andrew teaches courses in judicial decision-making and political methodology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This fall he is teaching the course The Politics of Judging. He earned his B.A. in mathematics and government from the College of William & Mary and his Ph.D. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis.