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Patrick Fisher

Patrick Fisher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs


Patrick Fisher, Ph.D. is a political scientist specializing in American political institutions and political behavior.

Patrick Fisher, Ph.D. is an associate professor of political science who has been teaching at Seton Hall University since 2004. Among the courses he teaches are Congress, U.S. Elections, U.S. Political Behavior, and U.S. Political Economy. 

Dr. Fisher is the author of the books Demographic Gaps in American Political Behavior (Westview, 2014), The Politics of Taxing and Spending (Lynne Rienner, 2009) and Congressional Budgeting: A Representational Perspective (University Press of America, 2005). He has also published widely in academic journals, including The Social Science Journal, Publius, Party Politics, Politics and Policy, The Journal of Political Science, and White House Studies.

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  • Ph.D., Washington State University, 1995
  • M.A., University of Iowa, 1992
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1991



Office Phone
(973) 275-2866


Office Location
Room 513
Jubilee Hall


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