Who Am I?

Dr. Todd A. Curry is a recent doctoral graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Originally from Naples, Florida, Dr. Curry also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Central Florida. He will be joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas at El Paso as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2013.  Professor Curry will be teaching undergraduate classes in constitutional law, judicial politics and research methods, as well as graduate courses in judicial politics and quantitative methods.

Areas of Focus

His primary area of research examines the methods of selection and retention used to staff State Courts of Last Resort in the United States. Specifically, Dr. Curry examines if the various methods of selection have predictable effects on judicial tenure, decisional out-put and the representative function of State Supreme Court justices. His dissertation challenges the claims of judicial reform groups who seek to end judicial elections and demonstrates that many of their claims simply are not empirically supported.

 

Contact Info.

I can be reached at (915) 747-7967

I can also be reached via e-mail: tacurry at utep.edu