Marc Hetherington

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Marc Hetherington
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Born Marc Hetherington
Nationality American
Fields Political Science, Health care in the United States, Participatory democracy
Institutions Vanderbilt University
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh (B.A.)
University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.)
Doctoral students Jason Husser
Known for Why Trust Matters, Parties, Politics, and Public Policy in America, Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics

Marc Hetherington is an American political scientist. He is a Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.[1]


Hetherington has taught at the University of Virginia, Princeton University, Bowdoin College, and Vanderbilt University.[2] He received a bachelor degree from University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Hetherington is author of Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism and Parties, Politics, and Public Policy in America with William Keefe, and of Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics with Jonathan Weiler.

Hetherington is married to Suzanne Globetti, a political scientist at Vanderbilt University.


  1. ^ "Department of Political Science". Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Marc J. Hetherington CV" (PDF). Vanderbildt University. Retrieved 13 November 2010.