Howard J. Gold

Professor of Government

Howard Gold

Contact & Office Hours

On sabbatical fall 2017.

10 Prospect Street #304

413-585-3525

Education

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University

B.A., McGill University

Biography

Howard J. Gold has been at Smith College since 1988. He teaches courses on American elections, public opinion and the media, political behavior and statistics.

Gold's research focuses on public opinion, partisanship and voting behavior. He is the co-author (with Donald Baumer) of Parties, Polarization and Democracy in the United States and author of Hollow Mandates: American Public Opinion and the Conservative Shift. His work has also appeared in American Politics QuarterlyPolitical Research QuarterlyPolity, Public Opinion Quarterly and the Social Science Journal.

Gold has directed Smith's study abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland, and currently serves as faculty liaison for that program. He is a native of Montreal.


Selected Publications

With D. Baumer. Parties, Polarization and Democracy in the United States. Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 2010. 

Hollow Mandates: American Public Opinion and the Conservative Shift. Westview Press, 1992.