Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University. My teaching and research interests lie primarily in the field of American politics and the development of effective pedagogy. In the classroom, I strive to push students to think critically and reach their own rationed conclusions. I have worked with students to develop their own conference presentations, public opinion polls, and published work.
My ongoing research projects broadly concern the relationship between institutions and elite behavior in the American states, where I am currently exploring legislative career decisions, party competition, and public policy outcomes. I am also interested in developing a better understanding of effective pedagogical techniques and their application to political science classrooms.
PhD in Political Science, 2009
University of Mississippi
MA in Political Science, 2008
University of Mississippi
BS in Political Science, 2005
Baumann, Zachary D., Michael J. Nelson, and Markus Neumann. Forthcoming. “Party Competition and Policy Liberalism.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly.
Baumann, Zachary D., Jonathan Winburn, Salvatore J. Russo, and Mohammed Shariful Islam. Forthcoming. “ What are Friends For? The Effect of Geographic Proximity on Primary Turnout in Gubernatorial Elections.” Political Research Quarterly.
Mallinson, Daniel J. and Zachary D. Baumann. 2015. “ Lights, Camera, Learn: Understanding the Role of Lecture Capture in Undergraduate Education.” PS: Political Science & Politics 48(3): 478-482.
Baumann, Zachary D., Kathleen Marchetti, and Benjamin Soltoff. 2015. “ What’s the Payoff? Assessing the Efficacy of Student Response Systems.” Journal of Political Science Education 11(3): 249-263.
Entries in Polling America: An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, 2nd edition, eds. Richard L. Clark, Kelly N. Foster, Benjamin Radcliff, and Samuel J. Best. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (2020):
Baumann, Zachary D., Carlene Fogle-Miller, and R. Bruce Anderson. 2013. “Keating Five.” In Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, ed. Lawrence M. Salinger, 522-524. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Anderson, R. Bruce, Zachary D. Baumann, and Matthew Geras. 2018. “Florida: The South, Border State, or Wild Frontier?” In The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics, 6th ed., eds. Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell, 275-301. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Anderson, R. Bruce and Zachary D. Baumann. 2014. “Florida: “The South,” Rim State, or Wild Frontier?” In The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics, 5th ed., eds. Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell, 239-261. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Chapters in textbook for POS 1997: Exploring the Constitution at Florida Southern College:
A current copy of my CV can be found here