Todd Shields

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Todd Shields (born August 3, 1968) is a political scientist at the University of Arkansas, where he is Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He completed his B.A. in psychology and political science at Miami University in 1990, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and 1994. His research interests lie broadly in American campaigns and elections, though he also researches in political psychology, political communication, and research methods. The author of many journal articles, his first book examines the likely effects of campaign finance referenda on congressional elections. He is the co-author of Money Matters: The Effects of Campaign Finance Reform on Congressional Elections and the co-editor of The Clinton Riddle: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of the 42nd President. He is Professor, Chair of the Department of Political Science, Associate Director of the Fulbright Institute, and the Director of the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, for which he organized the New South Consortium, 2005 Conference, chaired by Senator David Pryor.