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David A. Dulio

Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for Civic Engagement, Oakland University
Chapter Member: Michigan SSN

About David

Dulio's research focuses on campaigns and elections. Overarching writings in Dulio's research include campaign strategy and election analysis. Dulio also worked on Capitol Hill as an American Political Science Congressional Fellow. Dulio serves serves a wide range of community groups by giving presentations on various political topics ranging from specific election previews and reviews congressional politics and general political analysis. Dulio also is a frequent commentator for local, state and national news organizations (including NBC News, CBC, Bloomberg News; CNN, Fox News Channel, Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, the Washington Times, Congressional Quarterly; in the Detroit market WXYZ, WDIV, WKBD, WJR WWJ News Radio, the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and Crain’s Detroit Business.


In the News

Quoted by Beth LeBlanc and Craig Mauger in "Amid Impeachment, Trump Still Pins Hopes on Michigan," The Detroit News, December 17, 2019.
Quoted by Philip Klein in "Why Attacking Private Insurance Will Undermine Democrats' Suburban Strategy in 2020," Washington Examiner, December 11, 2019.
Quoted by Beth LeBlanc in "Gov Cuts GOP Pet Projects in Bid to Restart Budget, Road Aid Talks," The Detroit News, October 1, 2019.
Quoted by Malachi Barrett in "What to Expect From Candidates at the Detroit Presidential Debate," MLive, July 31, 2019.


"Another Suburban District Turns Blue: Stevens vs. Epstein in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District" (with Randall E. Adkins), in Cases in Congressional Campaigns Split Decision:, edited by David Dulio and Randall E. Adkins (Routledge, 2019).

Examines the dynamics and outcome of the campaign for the seat in Michigan's 11th Congressional District in the 2018 elections.

Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Split Decision (edited with Randall E. Adkins) (Taylor & Francis, 2019).

 Examines the competitive elections in the 2018 election cycle.

"Michigan: Hiding Behind a Thin Blue Wall" (with John S. Klemanski), in Presidential Swing States, edited by David A. Schultz and Rafael Jacob (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), 247-272.

Shows the 2016 presidential election outcome in Michigan.

Michigan Government, Politics and Policy (edited with John S. Klemanski) (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017).

Discusses a wide range of topics centered on Michigan politics.

"Parties and Populism in 2016" in American Political Parties Under Pressure: Strategic Adaptations for a Changing Electorate, edited by Chapman Rackaway and Laurie L. Rice (Palgrave Macmillan,, 2017), 43-75.

Examines the 2016 U.S. presidential election through the lens of populism.

Congress and Diaspora Politics:The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying (edited with James A. Thurber and Colton C. Campbell ) (State University of New York Press, 2018, paperback 2019).

Explores the importance of lobbying efforts at the federal level by ethnic groups in the US as well as foreign governments.