Scott A. Hendrickson, PhD
- Political Science and International Relations
- Associate Professor
- American Government and Politics
- Constitutional Law
- Judicial Process
- Philosophy of Law
Dr. Hendrickson’s teaching and research focus on American politics, with an emphasis on law and courts. He is particularly interested in the ways in which institutions structure and constrain the behavior of judges and other legal actors. His current research involves projects on state judicial elections, state judicial behavior, and the processes by which the U.S. Supreme Court selects its case docket.
Dr. Hendrickson also is an expert on pre-law advising. In that role, he works with students interested in careers in law and law-related fields—advising them on course selection, career options, and, for those students planning to attend law school, law school preparation and the law school admissions process.
Born and raised in Iowa, Dr. Hendrickson spends his spare time cheering for Iowa Hawkeye football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
- Hendrickson, Scott A., and Jason M. Roberts. "Short-Term Goals and Long-Term Effects: The Mongrel Tariff and the Creation of the Special Rule in the U.S. House", The Journal of Policy History, 28(2), 318-341, 2016
- Grant, Emily, Scott A. Hendrickson, and Michael S. Lynch. "The Ideological Divide: Conflict and the Supreme Court's Certiorari Decision", Cleveland State Law Review, 60(3), 559-583, 2012