Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Ian McDonald (Ph.D. 2009, Duke University) teaches U.S. government and U.S. politics courses, including upper division courses on Congress, the Presidency, political parties, public opinion, and the media, along with a graduate level course in research design. Professor McDonald was a visiting faculty member at Portland State University in Portland in 2010-11, at Lewis & Clark in 2009-10 and 2011-12 and the University of Portland from 2014-15. His dissertation Migration, Sorting, and Polarization in the American Electorate examines the link between geographic mobility and polarization observed among voters and Congress. He was lead author of the 2015 Portland City Club report on Minimum Wage policy in Oregon. His recent work looks at the effect of rapid population growth and representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures. Professor McDonald also teaches courses on political transformation in the 1960’s.