Matthew J. Streb

Matthew J. Streb is chief of staff to the president and professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. His research examines voting, elections, public opinion. His research has been featured on C-Span’s Washington Journal and has been mentioned in such places as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Times, Washington Monthly, and Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2009, Streb was recognized by the NIU Foundation for "Faculty Excellence." Streb received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2000.

Selected Publications

  • Lawrence Baum, David Klein, and Matthew J. Streb. 2017. The Battle for the Court: Judicial Elections, Interest Groups, and Public Policy. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. (in production)
  • Matthew J. Streb. 2016. Rethinking American Electoral Democracy, 3rd edition. New York: Routledge. 1st ed. 2008; 2nd ed. 2011.
  • Chris W. Bonneau, Melinda Gann Hall, and Matthew J. Streb. 2011. "White Noise: Empirically Assessing the Effects of Republican Party vs. White on the Conduct of Judicial Elections." Justice System Journal 32: 247-268.
  • Matthew J. Streb and Brian Frederick. 2011. "When Money Can't Encourage Participation: Campaign Spending and Rolloff in Low Visibility Judicial Elections." Political Behavior 33: 665-684.
  • Matthew J. Streb, and Brian Frederick. 2009. "Conditions for Competition in Low-Information Elections: The Case of Intermediate Appellate Courts," Political Research Quarterly 62: 523-537.
  • Matthew J. Streb, Brian Frederick, and Casey LaFrance. 2009. "Voter Roll-off in a Low-Information Context: Evidence from Intermediate Appellate Court Elections." American Politics Research 37: 644-669.
  • Brian Frederick, and Matthew J. Streb. 2008. "Women Running for Judge: The Impact of Sex on Candidate Success in State Intermediate Appellate Court Elections." Social Science Quarterly 89: 937-954.
  • Matthew J. Streb, Barbara Burrell, Brian Frederick, and Michael A. Genovese. 2008. "Social Desirability Effects and Support for a Female American President." Public Opinion Quarterly 72: 76-89.
  • Matthew J. Streb, Brian Frederick, and Casey LaFrance. 2007. "Contestation, Competition, and the Potential for Accountability in Intermediate Appellate Court Elections." Judicature 91: 70-78.
  • Brian F. Schaffner, Matthew J. Streb, and Gerald C. Wright. 2007. "A New Look at the
  • Republican Advantage in Nonpartisan Elections." Political Research Quarterly
  • 60: 240-249.
  • Matt Barreto, Matthew J. Streb, Mara Marks, and Fernando Guerra. 2006. "Do Absentee Voters Differ From Polling Place Voters? New Evidence from California." Public Opinion Quarterly, 70: 224-234.
  • Evan Gerstmann and Matthew J. Streb. 2004. "Putting and End to Push Polling." Election Law Journal, 3: 37-46.
  • Brian F. Schaffner and Matthew J. Streb. 2002. "The Partisan Heuristic in Low-Information Elections." Public Opinion Quarterly, 66: 559-581.
  • Matthew J. Streb. 2002. The New Electoral Politics of Race. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
  • Brian F. Schaffner, Matthew Streb, and Gerald Wright. 2001. "Teams Without Uniforms: The Nonpartisan Ballot in State and Local Elections." Political Research Quarterly, 54: 7-30.


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