Position title: Director
Alexander Tahk is the incoming Director of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and teaching interests are in the fields of methodology and American politics. Professor Tahk completed his doctoral work in political science at Stanford University, where he also received a master’s degree in statistics. He received his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work has been published in major research publications such as the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Political Analysis, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Influence, and American Political Science Review. He also serves as a Faculty Affiliate with the University of Wisconsin Law School and an Honorary Fellow in its Institute for Legal Studies.