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Dean Martin's Biography

Andrew D. Martin is the dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and a Professor of Political Science and Statistics.

The dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and a professor of political science and statistics, Andrew D. Martin takes pride in being both an educator and a student advocate.

As dean of LSA, Andrew has emphasized the importance of scholarships, engaged-learning opportunities like internships and study abroad, and increased access and inclusion for all students. His commitment to these initiatives helped to shape the recently launched LSA Opportunity Hub. Above all, Andrew seeks to ensure that LSA students graduate with a firm grasp of how the liberal arts prepare them for success after college in their lives and their careers.

As a researcher, Andrew’s expertise lies in the study of judicial decision making, particularly with regard to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the co-creator of the Martin-Quinn Scores, which measure the ideology of Supreme Court justices and are routinely cited by academics and leading news outlets alike. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

In addition to serving as dean, Andrew teaches courses in judicial decision making and political methodology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He earned his B.A. in mathematics and government from the College of William & Mary and his Ph.D. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis.

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