Professor Duquette

Profile picJerold Duquette is an associate professor of political science at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of Regulating the National Pastime: Baseball and Antitrust and has published articles and book chapters on campaign finance reform, political parties, Massachusetts politics and political culture, public opinion, and political socialization. In addition to his university work, Mr. Duquette also works on occassion as a political and public policy consultant and public speaker, and served for many years as a faculty consultant to the Educational Testing Service in princeton, NJ.

Professor Duquette teaches courses on public administration, public budgeting & finance, public policy analysis, American national government, interest groups, political parties and elections, public opinion, public sector ethics, and state and local government. He also teaches critical thinking & persuasive writing in the University’s Honors Program. He has served as the faculty advisor to both the College Democrats and College Republicans at CCSU.

Professor Duquette earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an M.P.A. from the Graduate School of Business & Public Management at The George Washington University, and a B.A. in politics from The Catholic University of America.

Other professional experience includes work as a staffer on Capitol Hill, an analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and an assistant professor at George Mason University teaching in the MPA program. Early work experience that didn’t seem relevant at the time, but that has since proved quite valuable, includes work as a public works laborer, a liquor store clerk, a dish washer, a correctional officer, as well as “grass-roots” (read astro-turf) lobbyist in Washington, DC.

Professor Duquette lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts with his wife Kara, an attorney and Lt. Col. in the U.S. Marine Corps, and their four children. He served as an elected member of Longmeadow’s School Committee from 2004 to 2007 and is active in state and local politics. He is a former elected member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee and presently serves as an elected member of the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee. In addition, Mr. Duquette is a football, soccer, basketball, and baseball youth sports coach in his hometown.

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