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Ronald Elving IR Professorial Lecturer Department of Government

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SPA - Government
Kerwin Hall - 2FL
Tuesday & Friday 11 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 pm.
And by appointment.
MA, Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
MA, English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, 1972
BA, English, Stanford University, 1971

Favorite Spot on Campus
Bender stacks & Mud Room
Ron Elving is an executive in residence and professorial lecturer in the Department of Government in SPA. He had previously been an adjunct professor in the School of Communication and at George Mason University.

He is also an online, on-air and podcast contributor for NPR, where he was Senior Washington Editor from 1999 to 2015. He was previously the political editor for USA Today and for Congressional Quarterly.

He came to Washington in 1984 as a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association and worked for two years as staff in the House and Senate before joining CQ in 1987. Prior to that he had been a reporter and state capital bureau chief for The Milwaukee Journal.
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SPA Department of Government
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Spring 2023

  • GOVT-315 Elections and Voting Behavior

  • GOVT-321 Congress& Legislative Behavior

Fall 2023

  • GOVT-315 Elections and Voting Behavior

  • GOVT-315 Elections and Voting Behavior

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: Elections and Voting Behavior