Robert M. Howard is a Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Howard received his bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, earned a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Masters and a PhD in American Politics and Public Law from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His main research interests are the impact of courts and litigation on social and public policy, and judicial decision making by the Federal Courts. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System and Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice and Taxes. Dr. Howard was a former editor of the Justice System Journal and is currently the Executive Director of the Southern Political Science Association and the Editor of the Routledge book series, Law, Courts and Politics.
Handbook of Judicial Behavior, (co-editor with Kirk Randazzo), Routledge Press (accepted for publication, (October 2017)
“Judicial Behavior: A Work in Progress.” in the Handbook of Judicial Behavior, edited by Robert M. Howard and Kirk Randazzo, New York: Routledge Press (with Kirk Randazzo) (2017)
“Judicial Behavior: Where Do We Go From Here?” in the Handbook of Judicial Behavior, edited by Robert M. Howard and Kirk Randazzo, New York: Routledge Press (with Kirk Randazzo)(2017)
Politics in Georgia, (with Arnold Fleishmann and Richard Engstrom) University of Georgia Press: Athens, GA (October 2017)
“The Diffusion of the Constitution: Emulation and Adoption of State Court Ordered Education Finance Reform.” 2017. (with Christine Roch and Susanne Schorpp) accepted for publication, forthcoming Spring 2017, Law and Policy Journal March 17, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lapo.12073/full
“The Unintended Consequences of Congressional Action: Judicial Conviction Rates After Congressional Sentencing Reform” (with Jeffrey Lazarus and Jeffrey Gill) the Justice System Journal 36(4): 304-322 (2015)
Georgia’s Constitution and Government, (with Arnold Fleischmann and Richard Engstrom) University of Georgia Press, Athens, (January 2014)