Andrew
Sidman
Interim Dean of Academic Programs
Phone number
212-237-8179
Room number
532 HH
Education

Ph.D. Stony Brook University (2007, Political Science)

B.A.  Fordham University (2002, Political Science & Economics)

Bio
Andrew H. Sidman is the Interim Dean of Academic Programs. He is a Professor of Political Science and received a B.A. from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. He joined John Jay in 2007 and has taught a variety of courses on American politics and research methods. Dr. Sidman is author of Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines Elections in a Polarized Era, and has published articles on Congress, the presidency, the federal judiciary, public opinion, and elections.  In addition to his academic work, Dr. Sidman has consulted on elections in Canada and the United Kingdom.
JJC Affiliations
Political Science and Law & Society
Courses Taught
POL 440: Senior Seminar in American and Urban Politics and Policy POL 409: Colloquium for Research in Government and Politics POL 408: CUNY Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Program POL 407: New York State Assembly/Senate Session Program POL 313: Law & Politics of Race Relations POL 302: Voting & Public Opinion POL 235: Judicial Process & Politics POL 225: Introduction to Research in Politics POL 220: The American Presidency POL 215: U.S. Congress POL 101: American Government and Politics
Languages
English
Scholarly Work
Book Sidman, Andrew H. 2019. Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines Elections in a Polarized Era. New York: Columbia University Press.   Peer-Reviewed Articles Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2022. "The Voting Rights Act and the Curious Case of Three-Judge District Court Panels." Law & Policy 44(2): 185-203.   Mak, Maxwell, Andrew H. Sidman, Vincent Palmeri, Nico Denise, and Ruben Huertero. 2021. “Judges’ Race and the Voting Rights Act: Perceived Expertise in Three-Judge District Court Panels.” Justice System Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/0098261X.2021.1881666.   Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2020. “Separate Opinion Writing Under Mandatory Appellate Jurisdiction: Three-Judge District Court Panels and the Voting Rights Act.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 17(1): 116-138.   Johnston, Christopher D., Maxwell Mak, and Andrew H. Sidman. 2016. “On the Measurement of Judicial Ideology.” Justice System Journal 37(2): 169-188.   Mak, Maxwell, Andrew H. Sidman, and Udi Sommer. 2013. “Is Certiorari Contingent on Litigant Behavior? Petitioners’ Role in Strategic Auditing.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 10(1): 54-75.   Norpoth, Helmut, Andrew H. Sidman, and Clara H. Suong. 2013. “Polls and Elections: The New Deal Realignment in Real Time.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 43(1): 146-166.   Sidman, Andrew H. and Helmut Norpoth. 2012. “Fighting to Win: Wartime Morale in the American Public.” Electoral Studies 31(2): 330-341.   Cann, Damon M. and Andrew H. Sidman. 2011. “Exchange Theory, Political Parties, and the Allocation of Federal Distributive Benefits in the House of Representatives.” Journal of Politics 73(4): 1128-1141.   Lizotte, Mary-Kate and Andrew H. Sidman. 2009. “Explaining the Gender Gap in Political Knowledge.” Politics and Gender 5(2): 127-151.   Sidman, Andrew H., Maxwell Mak, and Matthew J. Lebo. 2008. “Forecasting Non-Incumbent Presidential Elections: Lessons Learned from the 2000 Election.” International Journal of Forecasting 24(2): 237-258.   Norpoth, Helmut and Andrew H. Sidman. 2007. “Mission Accomplished: The Wartime Election of 2004.” Political Behavior 29(2): 175-196.   Other Publications Sidman, Andrew H. 2019. “The Political Problem with Federal Investment in Infrastructure.” Columbia University Press Blog [blog], November 13. https://www.cupblog.org/2019/11/13/the-political-problem-with-federal-investment-in-infrastructure/.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2018. “Pork Barreling (USA).” The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2, ed. Alena Ledeneva, 385-388. London: UCL Press.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2016. “Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign.” Review of Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign, Mary E. Stuckey. Political Science Quarterly 131(4): 867-869.   Norpoth, Helmut, Andrew H. Sidman, and Clara Suong. 2011. “The New Deal Didn’t Cause a Democratic Realignment—World War II Did.” History News Network at George Washington University [blog], September 13. http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/141839.   Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Congressional Elections.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 130-134. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Determinants of Vote Choice, An Overview.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 180-182. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Election Outcome Forecasting Models.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 208-210. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Government Spending.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 284-285. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Suffrage.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 771-774. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2018. “Pork Barreling (USA).” The Global Encyclopedia of Informality, Volume 2, ed. Alena Ledeneva. London: UCL Press. 385-388.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2016-17. Review of Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign, by Mary E. Stuckey. Political Science Quarterly 131(4): 867-868.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Campaign Spending.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 106-107. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Challengers to Incumbents.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 117-119. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Cross Pressures, Socio-Political.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 154-156. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Incumbent.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 318-319. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Partisanship.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 483-485. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Presidential Approval Ratings & the Vote.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 542-543. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Straight Ticket Voting.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 767-769. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

Research Summary

Andrew Sidman is a scholar of American politics, broadly considered. He has published work examining elite and mass political behavior and concerning all three branches of the federal government. Dr. Sidman has written extensively on pork barrel politics and congressional elections. His current research focuses on judicial decision-making, especially in the area of voting rights.