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Nathan W. Monroe

Nathan (Nate) Monroe is Professor of Political Science and Tony Coelho Endowed Chair of Public Policy at UC Merced. In 2021, he helped establish and became the founding director of the Center for Analytic Political Engagement (CAPE). He is also a research affiliate at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). Much of his teaching and research focuses on legislative process--especially agenda setting--at the state, federal, and international level. His research has appeared in the leading journals and book presses in political science, as well as a number of interdisciplinary journals. He is regularly quoted by state, local and national media sources for his expertise on various legislative topics.

Nate teaches a broad range of courses on American politics at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Congressional Politics, Presidential Politics, Politics and Film, The Politics of Reform, American Political Institutions, and Research Design in Political Science. He has also developed a unique course, with Former California Assembly Member Adam Gray, that simulates a legislative session of the California State Senate. His graduate students have taken tenure-track faculty positions at major research universities including Binghamton University and the University of Pittsburg.

In his spare time, Nate enjoys playing (basketball, table tennis), coaching (basketball, soccer), and watching (college and pro football and basketball) sports. He is also an avid fisherman and especially enjoys targeting black bass and various shallow saltwater species, such as redfish and snook. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids at home. 

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