Robert M. Howard
Professor of Political Science,
Georgia State University
Professor Howard will discuss the history/concept of gerrymandering, how it is used in Georgia, and the constitutional issues behind Gill v. Whitford.
Robert M. Howard, professor of political science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, received his bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston and a master's and a Ph.D. in American politics and public law from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His main research interests are the impact of courts and litigation on social and public policy, and judicial decision making by the Federal Courts. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System and Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice and Taxes. Howard was a former editor of the Justice System Journal and is the executive director of the Southern Political Science Association and the editor of the Routledge book series, Law, Courts and Politics.