David T. Canon is a Professor & Department Chair of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and previously taught at Duke University. He is currently editor of the Election Law Journal and is affiliated with the Elections Research Center.
His teaching and research interests are in American political institutions, especially Congress. He is author of a number of books, has edited several more, and has additionally written various articles and book chapters.
He also served as the Congress editor for Legislative Studies Quarterly and was a Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Debrecen, Hungary, in 2003-2004 and in Tübingen, Germany, in 2011-2012. His most recent research concerns election administration and election reform (with a continued interest in redistricting). He teaches courses on American government with focus on Congress, race and politics, the president, and political parties and was the recipient of a University of Wisconsin Distinguished Teaching award.
His current voting position with the Committee continues through June 2021. He also retains the ex-officio non-voting position reserved for the Chair of the Political Science Department.