Background

bullpenAndrew D. Martin is Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Political Science and Statistics at the University of Michigan.

Dean Martin’s expertise is in the study of judicial decisionmaking, with special emphasis on the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. He also works extensively in the field of political methodology and applied statistics. He has published in leading social science and applied statistics journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, the Journal of Legal Studies, and Statistical Science. Dean Martin is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops throughout the country. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health, serving as principal investigator on eight grants from the National Science Foundation. Dean Martin was elected as a Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology in 2012, and received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Alumni Board of Governors of Washington University in 2013.

Dean Martin is also a collaborator on The Supreme Court Database project and a co-author with Lee Epstein of An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (Oxford University Press). With his collaborator Kevin M. Quinn, Dean Martin developed the Martin-Quinn Scores that are widely used to measure ideology on the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the co-author of the Scythe Statistical Library, an open source C++ library for statistical computation, and MCMCpack, an open source R package for performing Bayesian inference using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods.

Dean Martin joined the University of Michigan in 2014. He was previously Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science at the Washington University School of Law, and served as Vice Dean of the School of Law, Founding Director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, and Chair of the Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences. He is a principal of the analytics consultancy Principia Empirica LLC.

Dean Martin is involved in multiple professional organizations. He served as the Chair of the Law & Social Sciences Section of the Association of American Law Schools from 2009-2010. He hosted the website for the Society for Political Methodology for over a decade, and has sat on a number of important committees for the Society. He was the Associate Editor and then Acting Co-Editor of Political Analysis from 2007-2009. Dean Martin has received the Harold Gosnell Prize for the best work of political methodology presented at a political science conference and his work was selected for inclusion in Oxford’s Centenary Celebration Volume as one of one hundred seminal journal articles published in all journals by Oxford University Press. He has an Erdös number of 3.

Dean Martin teaches courses in judicial decisionmaking and political methodology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has mentored nearly twenty doctoral students, and received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in 2011 from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University. He also regularly offers workshops on social science research methods for judges, prosecutors, and legal academics.

Dean Martin received his A.B. from the College of William & Mary cum laude and with high Honors in Mathematics and Government in 1994, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in 1998. He lives with his wife and daughter in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Sandpoint, Idaho.