John Coleman

University of Minnesota

Dr. John Coleman is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. A nationally recognized scholar, he is the author or editor of seven books on American politics and government and numerous articles in edited volumes and major journals. His research interests include political parties, elections and voting, legislative-executive relations, divided government, campaign finance, and the intersection of politics and economics. Frequently consulted by both government entities and media outlets for his expertise on American politics, Dr. Coleman has served as an expert witness and consultant on campaign finance, government accountability, and legislative communications. Prior to his arrival at the University of Minnesota, he was Chair of the Political Science Department and a Lyons Family Faculty Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was on the faculty for over 20 years. At Wisconsin, he held the Glenn B. and Cleone Orr Hawkins Professorship and received awards for his teaching and service. Dr. Coleman earned a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA Government and History from Clark University. 

Portrait of John Coleman