Dick W Simpson

    Email Address: simpson@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Political Science
    Title: Professor
    Office: 1108C BSB M/C 276 Phone: 4133780
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/chicagopolitics.htm
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Roll call votes in City Council and Cook County Board of Commissioners; Public Corruption research resulting in published anti-corruption reports.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Junior standing; Completion of at least one course in political science

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students work in research teams under the direction of the professor and a graduate student coordinator. We meet once a week to coordinate assignments. The research requires great care to avoid mistakes in the data.

    Students who qualify receive course credit under POLS. 303. Often they are listed as coauthored in published reports and acknowledged in any book publications based, in part, upon their research.

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