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Gerald S. Strom, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Political Science


Office Phone:

(312) 996-5156


Fields of Interest:

Legislatures, Parties and Elections, Research Methodology

Selected Publications

Gerald S. Strom, The Logic of Lawmaking: A Spatial Theory Approach (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990).

Barry S. Rundquist and Gerald S. Strom, “Bill Construction in Legislative Committees: A Study of the U.S. House,” Legislative Studies Quarterly, XII (February, 1987), pp. 97-113.

Barry S. Rundquist, Gerald S. Strom, and John G. Peters, “Corrupt Politicians and Their Electoral Support: Some Theoretical and Experimental Observations,” American Political Science Review, LXXI (September, 1977), pp. 954-963.

Gerald S. Strom, and Barry S. Rundquist, ” A Revised Theory of Winning in House-Senate Conferences,” American Political Science Review, LXXI (June, 1977), pp. 448-453.

Gerald S. Strom, “On the Apparent Paradox of Participation: A New Proposal,” American Political Science Review, LXIX (September, 1975), pp. 908-913.

Notable Honors

1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, Election Analyst, NBC News

1989, 1991, 1992, Election Analyst, WMAQ Television (Chicago)


PhD University of Illinois at Urbana, 1973

Professional Memberships

Fulbright Professor, Hasanuddin University, Ujung Pandang, Indonesia, September, 1991 to January 1992.

Research Currently in Progress

Gerald S. Strom, "Electoral Representation and Legislative Outcomes".

Gerald S. Strom, "Seats, Votes, and the Evaluation of Electoral Systems".