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Ryan J. Vander WielenAssociate ProfessorPolitical ScienceCollege of Arts and Sciences


Ryan Vander Wielen is an expert in legislative politics with a focus on the US Congress. His work examines strategic legislative behavior, and whether voters hold elected representatives accountable for their behavior in office. His recent work has focused on how changes in the news media landscape have affected congressional elections and members’ voting behavior. 

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  • PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
  • MA, Washing University, St. Lous
  • BA, Lawrence University
  • BMUS, Lawrence University