Erik Herron is the Eberly Family Professor of Political Science. From 2001-2014, he was on faculty at the University of Kansas. He has also served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (2011-14) and in other administrative positions. Erik's research focuses on political institutions, especially electoral systems. He has traveled extensively to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including a term as a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine and twelve election observation missions. He has published research in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly and other journals, and two books: Mixed Electoral Systems: Contamination and its Consequences (with Federico Ferrara and Misa Nishikawa) and Elections and Democracy after Communism. More information is available on his research site and Google Scholar profile.