Jacob Straus, Adjunct Faculty

Jacob Straus earned his BA from the University of Maryland, College Park and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He teaches Research and Thesis I: Government and Research and Thesis II: Global Security Studies

Journal Articles

  • Use of ‘Dear Colleague’ Letters in the House of Representatives: A Study of Internal Communications,” Journal of Legislative Studies, Vol. 19, No.1 (March 2013).
  • Communicating in 140 Characters or Less: Member use of Twitter in the 111th Congress” (with Colleen J. Shogan, Matthew Eric Glassman, and Susan Navarro Smelcer); PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 2013), pp. 60-66.
  • “Restricting Membership: Assessing Agency Compliance of the Ban on FederalLobbyists on Executive Branch Advisory Committees.” Presidential Studies Quarterly, vol. 45, No. 2 (June 2015), pp. 310-334. (with Wendy Ginsberg, Amanda Mullan, and Jaclyn Petruzzelli)
    Book Chapters
  • “ComparingModern Congresses: Can Productivity Be Measured?” In The Evolving Congress, pp. 217- 241. U.S. Congress, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, 113th Cong., 2nd sess., S.Doc. 113-30. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2014.

Book Chapters

  • Navigating Congress: In Party and Procedure in the United States Congress, pp. 1-11. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
  • “Let’s Vote: The Rise and Impact of Roll Call Votes in the Age of Electronic Voting.” In Party and Procedure in the United States Congress, pp. 101-123. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

Book Editor

  • Party and Procedure in the United States Congress. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
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