Gregory A. Caldeira

Distinguished University Professor; Ann and Darrell Dreher Chair in Political Communication and Policy Thinking; Professor of Law
Contact Information:

(614) 292-4476 Derby 2022



  • B.A., California State University, Stanislaus
  • A.M., Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Princeton University

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Areas of Expertise:
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Gregory A. Caldeira pursues research and teaching in the fields of judicial processes in the United States and Europe, organized interests, and American political institutions. His publications on these subjects have appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review; American Journal of Political Science; Journal of Politics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; British Journal of Political Science; Law & Society Review; Political Analysis; and Legislative Studies Quarterly.

He has served on the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, Law & Society Review, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Politics, and Legislative Studies Quarterly; and on the Law and Social Science Panel of the National Science Foundation.

He has also been a member of the executive councils of the American Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association; vice president of the Midwest Political Science Association; chair of the APSA’s Section on Law and Courts; and editor of the American Journal of Political Science (1998-2001).

He received Ohio State’s Distinguished Scholar Award in 1993 and was named Distinguished University Professor in 1998. Current projects include studies of the impact of Bush v. Gore on public support for the Supreme Court, the legitimacy of the European Court of Justice, cross-national analysis of judicial power, the impact of organized interests on the formation of the Supreme Court’s agenda, the rise and influence of organized conflict over the composition of the Supreme Court and federal courts, and the New Deal in the Supreme Court.

Selected Publications

  • 2003. “The Supreme Court and the U.S. Presidential Election of 2000.” British Journal of Political Science 33:535-56. (with James L. Gibson and Lester Kenyatta Spence)
  • 2003. “Measuring Attitudes toward the United States Supreme Court.” American Journal of Political Science 47(2):354-67. (with James L. Gibson and Lester Kenyatta Spence)