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About Project Vote Smart


Project Vote Smart cultivates a network of advisors who inform and substantiate the Project's work. Our advisors are leading experts in political science, academic researchers, and journalists from across the political spectrum. Together, they review every key vote selection, every bill summary, and every question presented to candidates through the Political Courage Test to ensure absolute nonpartisanship, relevance, clarity, and accuracy.

2013-2014 Advisors


Dr. Charles Barrilleaux
Professor, Department of Political Science - Florida State University

Dr. Justin Buchler
Associate Professor of Political Science - Case Western Reserve Universiy

Dr. Kyle Dell
Associate Professor of Political Science - Guilford College

Dr. KC Johnson
Professor -

Dr. Noah Kaplan
Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Illinois- Chicago

Dr. Brian Newman
Assistant Professor - Pepperdine University

Dr. Christopher Simon
Director, Master of Public Administration Program - University of Utah

Dr. Anthony Sisneros
Professor, Department of Public Administration - University of Illinois at Springfield

Dr. Brent Steel
Director, Master of Public Policy Program - Oregon State University

Dr. Jonathan West
Director of MPA Program and Professor, Department of Political Science - University of Miami

Dr. Gerald Wright
Professor, Department of Political Science - Indiana University

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