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Christopher Zorn

Professor of Political Science and Sociology

226 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-9446

Office Hours:

  • Monday/Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Christopher Zorn is the Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science, Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice (by courtesy), and Affiliate Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University (1997) and a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Truman State University (1991). Prior to coming to Penn State, he was Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina (2005-2007), a Visiting Scientist and Program Director for the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation (2003-2005), and Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at Emory University, where he taught from 1996 to 2003. His research focuses on judicial politics and on statistics for the social and behavioral sciences. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Political Analysis, and numerous other journals. Professor Zorn is also the recipient of eight grants from the NSF, as well as numerous other fellowships and awards. In addition, he is the immediate past Vice President of the Midwest Political Science Association (2013-2016), Vice Director for Analytics at the Arbitrator Intelligence Project, and currently serves on the executive boards of the International Methods Colloquium and the Empirical Legal Studies weblog.