Florida State University

Political Science

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Michelle Whyman

Assistant Professor

Specialization: American Political Institutions, Congress, Public Policy, Political Parties, Public Choice, Classical Political Philosophy, Presidency, Federal Bureaucracy, Data Visualization

Areas of Interest: American Politics and Public Policy.

Bellamy 551 (By Appointment)



Dr. Michelle Whyman is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at Florida State University. She specializes in the study of the United States Congress with a particular focus on the lawmaking process and legal stability.


Selected Publications

The Great Broadening: How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics. (with Bryan Jones and Sean Theriault) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, August 2019. (Winner of the American Political Science Association’s Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for the best book in Legislative Studies)