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Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

2015 William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative

Michael Martinez (Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. His broad research interests include the relationship between partisanship, issue preferences, and voter choice, as well as the causes and consequences of voter participation. He is co-editor of Ambivalence and the Structure of Political Opinion and Ambivalence, Politics, and Public Policy (both with Stephen C. Craig). His research on ambivalence, voter turnout, partisanship, voting behavior, and ideology has appeared in several scholarly journals, including Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Psychology, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, The Forum, Political Analysis, Social Science Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Political Science, State and Local Government Review, Polity, and American Politics Research.

He has received research support from the Canadian Embassy Faculty Research Support program, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Calgary. He has co-authored articles and conference papers with several graduate students, including David Hill, Tad Delegal, and Jason Gainous. In 1998, the United States Information Service sponsored a series of lectures on the US election by Professor Martinez at universities in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver. In 2004, U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs sponsored Professor Martinez's lectures on the U.S. elections at universities in Charlottetown, St. Johns, N.B., and Halifax.

Martinez has been the ICSPR Official Representative at the University of Florida since the mid-1990s. He also serves as the ICPSR coordinator for the Florida federation, a consortium of ten universities. He is instrumental in maintaining that federation and regularly coordinates and communicates with those schools and ORs with respect to ICPSR and our resources and services.