Evan Crawford

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of San Diego
Chapter Member: San Diego SSN, California SSN
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About Evan

Crawford studies elections and voting behavior at the local level, with a particular emphasis on the politics of school board elections. Prior to graduate school he was a history and government teacher in both middle school and high school settings. He has a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in History.

In the News

Opinion: "Partisan vs. Nonpartisan Board Elections," Evan Crawford, School Administrator, June 1, 2018.
Quoted by Jessie Pounds in "For Guilford's School Board, Party Lines aren't Dividing Lines," News & Record, January 22, 2018.


"How Nonpartisan Ballot Design Conceals Partisanship: A Survey Experiment of School Board Members in Two States" Political Research Quarterly 71, no. 1 (2018): 143-156.

Reveals a group of "polarized nonpartisans" who tend to express more partisan views about public policy than their co-partisans elected in an explicitly partisan system. Reveals the need for continued research into the behavioral consequences of nonpartisan ballots.