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Francis  Neely

Francis Neely


Francis Neely is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at San Francisco State University. He specializes in American politics, political psychology, and quantitative methodology. Professor Neely teaches courses that examine political attitudes and behavior, parties and partisanship, and research design and methodology. His current research examines partisanship in the U.S., focusing on the social-psychological aspect of citizen-party relationships. In addition, Neely led a two-year study of ranked-choice voting in San Francisco, in collaboration with Professor Corey Cook (USF) and the Public Research Institute (PRI). In this study, they assessed the impact of the 2004 reform from a majority runoff system to an alternative voting system with attention to groups of voters who may be at risk.

Courses Offered
  • Applied Political Psychology