Chip Taylor is an assistant professor of political science at a public university in the Midwest. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of public administration and state and local government and public policy.Chip September 21 02

Prior to entering academia, he worked for fifteen years as an engineer and manager in municipal government, where he developed his interests in politics and public policy. If he could travel back in time, he would tell his younger self to major in economics, rather than engineering.

He once ran for state legislative office on the ticket of a third party, earning six percent of the vote in a three-way race. It was fun, but he’ll never do that again.

He doesn’t usually refer to himself in the third person. He is not, after all, Bob Dole.

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