John P. Lappie

Dr. Lappie is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Plymouth State University. Dr. Lappie’s teaching is focused on American politics, public policy, and research methods. A Connecticut native, Dr. Lappie received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina in 2015. From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Lappie was a researcher at the Center for Local Elections in American Politics (LEAP) at Rice University, and he is still a LEAP Research Affiliate. Dr. Lappie’s research has been published in Election Law Journal and Political Geography, and he has also presented his research at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference, the State Politics and Policy Conference, and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference. Dr. Lappie is also an expert on the New Hampshire Primary; during the 2020 Presidential Primary he was interviewed by the Washington Post, Politico, the Boston Globe, WKXL (New Hampshire Talk Radio), and WCAX (Vermont CBS).

Publications

  • Lappie, J. and Marschall, M. (2018). “Turnout and Contestation in Local Elections: is timing really everything?” Election Law Journal. 17(3), p. 221-33
  • Lappie, J. and Marschall, M. (2018) “Place and Participation in Local Elections.” Political Geography. 64(May 2018): p. 33-42.
  • Lappie, J. (2018). Houston Civic Health Index 2018. Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, Houston, TX. In partnership with the Houston Endowment and the National Conference on Citizenship.
  • Lappie, J. (2017). The State of Local Democracy in Houston and Harris County. Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, Houston, TX.
  • Marschall, M.; Lappie, J.; and Williams, R.L. (2017). Who Runs for Mayor in America? Center for Local Elections in American Politics. Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Classes Taught

Tackling a Wicked Problem
Citizen Politics
Public Administration
Presidency and Congress
Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups
Social Statistics
Political Analysis and Policy
Local Politics (Special Topics)