Stefanie A. Lindquist became Dean of UGA's School of Public and International Affairs in August, 2013. Previously, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law, and as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University and visiting faculty member at the University of Southern California. Her research and teaching falls at the intersection of law and politics, and her academic career has involved appointments in departments of political science and public administration, as well as in law schools. She started her academic career at UGA in 1996, joining the department of political science as well as the department of public administration and policy, with an adjunct appointment in the School of Law. She was named associate professor at UGA in 2003. Lindquist was a 2002 recipient of the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UGA’s highest early career teaching honor. She also received the J. Hatten Howard Teaching Award from the UGA Honors Program and was recognized for excellence in teaching by the graduate student organization in the department of public administration and by the Student Government Organization. She was a participant in the Lilly Teaching Fellows program, which provides opportunities for faculty to further develop their teaching skills, from 2000 to 2001, and later served as co-director of the program. She also coached the UGA Mock Trial Team, was a faculty mentor in the Honors Program and faculty adviser to the Demosthenian Literary Society. At Vanderbilt, she received the Robert Birkby Award for Excellence in Teaching Political Science and served as director of the graduate program. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia and practiced law at Latham and Watkins in Washington, D.C. She also worked for one year as a research associate at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C. assisting committees of the Federal Judicial Conference in addressing questions of judicial administration.
Ph.D., University of South Carolina 1996, Political Science
J.D., Temple University 1988,
B.A., Ursinus College 1985,
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Federal and State Courts
Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Judicial Behavior, State and Federal Courts
- “National Policy Preferences and Judicial Review of State Statutes at the United States Supreme Court,” 2012, Publius: the Journal of Federalism, forthcoming (with Pamela Corley).
- “Prelude to the Court: Justice Stevens on the Seventh Circuit,” 2012, Northwestern University Law Review 107(2): 715-742.
- “Decision Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals: The Determinants of Reversal on Appeal,” in New Directions in Judicial Politics, Kevin McGuire, ed. (Routledge 2012)(with Virginia Hettinger).
- “Consensus, Disorder, and the Supreme Court: A Challenge to Attitudinalism,” 2012. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 9(1): 129- 148 (with Paul H. Edelman and David Klein).
- “The Multiple Staged Process of Judicial Review: Facial and As-Applied Constitutional Challenges to Legislation before the Supreme Court.” 2011 Journal of Legal Studies 40(2): 467-502 (with Pamela Corley).
- “Congress, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Review: Testing a Constitutional Separation of Powers Model,” 2011. American Journal of Political Science 55(1):89-104 (with Jeffrey A. Segal and Chad Westerland).
- “Countering the Majoritarian Difficulty,” 2010 University of Virginia Law Review 96(4):719-797 (with Amanda Frost).
- “Psychology, Strategy, and Behavioral Equivalence, Response to Professor Kim.” 2009. University of Pennsylvania Law Review, PENNumbra 158:75-81 (with Wendy L. Martinek).
- “Judging the Judges.” 2009. Duke Law Journal 58(7):1383-1437 (with Frank Cross).
- Measuring Judicial Activism, with Frank Cross, Oxford University Press, 2009.
- Judging on a Collegial Court: Influences on Appellate Court Decision Making, with Virginia Hettinger, Wendy Martinek, University of Virginia Press, 2006.