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Howard J. Gold
Professor of Government
Contact & Office Hours
Wednesday 2:00-3:00 p.m., or by appointment.
10 Prospect Street #204
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University
B.A., McGill University
Howard J. Gold has been at Smith College since 1988. He teaches courses on American elections, public opinion and the media, political behavior and statistics.
Gold's research focuses on public opinion, partisanship and voting behavior. He is the co-author (with Donald Baumer) of Parties, Polarization and Democracy in the United States and author of Hollow Mandates: American Public Opinion and the Conservative Shift. His work has also appeared in American Politics Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Polity, Public Opinion Quarterly and the Social Science Journal.
Gold has directed Smith's study abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland, and currently serves as faculty liaison for that program. He is a native of Montreal.
With D. Baumer. Parties, Polarization and Democracy in the United States. Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 2010.
Hollow Mandates: American Public Opinion and the Conservative Shift. Westview Press, 1992.