William Berry


William Berry received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1980, teaching at the University of Kentucky before joining FSU in 1990.  Berry has been a frequent contributor to major scholarly journals in political science – including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics – serving on the editorial board of the latter two. Berry has been awarded four National Science Foundation grants, and has received career achievement awards from two professional associations: the Policy Studies Organization’s Harold Laswell Award for outstanding contributions to the study of the policy making process, and the American Political Science Association (APSA) State Politics and Policy Organized Section Award for lifetime contributions to the study of politics and policy in the American states. Berry has also served as president of the APSA State Politics and Policy Organized Section.

Selected Publications

Berry, William, Jacqueline Demeritt and Justin Esarey, “Bias and Overconfidence in Parametric Models of Interactive Processes,” American Journal of Political Science, 60 (April 2016): 521-39.

Berry, William, Matt Golder and Daniel Milton. “Improving Tests of Theories Positing Interaction.” Journal of Politics, 74 (July 2012): 653-71.

Berry, William and Brady Baybeck. “Using Geographic Information Systems to Study Interstate Competition.” American Political Science Review, 99 (November 2005): 505-19.

Berry, William, Michael Berkman and Stuart Schneiderman. “Legislative Professionalism and Incumbent Reelection: The Development of Institutional Boundaries.” American Political Science Review, 94 (December 2000): 859-74.

Berry, Frances and William Berry. “State Lottery Adoptions as Policy Innovations: An Event History Analysis.” American Political Science Review, 84 (June 1990): 395-415.


William Berry

Syde P. Deeb Eminent Scholar & Marian D. Irish Professor

Areas of Interest: Public policy, state politics, research methodology

Bellamy 552 (Online on Tuesday: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. and Friday: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment on campus)



Curriculum Vitae