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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Westminster College

Dr. Holzer has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, an M.A. from the University of Southern California, another M.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a B.A. from the University of Denver. He is a five-year veteran of the U.S. Army.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Westminster College
  • 2004–2009
    Intelligence Analyst, US Army

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Missouri, Ph.D. Political Science
  • 2014 
    University of Southern California, M.A. Teaching
  • 2013 
    Monterey Institute of International Studies, M.A. International Policy Studies
  • 2011 
    University of Denver, B.A. Asian Studies

Publications

  • 2022
    The perils of plurality rule in democratic presidential systems: A replication and extension, PLOS ONE
  • 2021
    When justice answers to the president: Reexamining the effect of cabinet partisanship on human rights in presidential democracies, The Social Science Journal
  • 2020
    The effect of copartisan justice ministers on human rights in presidential democracies, PLOS ONE
  • 2020
    The effect of two-round presidential elections on human rights, PLOS ONE
  • 2019
    Reevaluating the presidential runoff rule: Does a provision promote the protection of human rights?, PLOS ONE
  • 2019
    Nationalism and human rights: A replication and extension, PLOS ONE
  • 2018
    Democratic presidential elections and human rights: does a runoff round reduce repression? , The International Journal of Human Rights
  • 2018
    The perils of plurality rule and the major(itarian) effect of cabinet composition on human rights in presidential democracies, Research & Politics
  • 2018
    Measuring presidential centrism and its effect on repression: does ideology influence whether democratic governments respect human rights?, Political Science