M.V. Hood III

Professor of Political Science
Director, Survey Research Center

Curriculum Vitae

M.V. (Trey) Hood III is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Dr. Hood earned his B.S. in Political Science at Texas A&M University in 1991, his M.A. at Baylor University in 1993, and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 1997. He has been conducting research in American politics and policy at UGA since 1999.

His research focuses on Southern Politics, Election Sciences, and Legislative Politics.  He does frequent consulting work on election law issues and is known for his expertise regarding voting behavior.

Dr. Hood is currently serving as the Director of SPIA’s Survey Research Center.

  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University 1997, Political Science
  • M.A., Baylor University 1993, Political Science
  • B.S., Texas A&M University 1991, Political Science
Research Interests
  • American Politics and Policy
  • Southern Politics
  • Election Sciences
  • Legislative Politics
Selected Publications

The Rational Southerner: Black Mobilization, Republican Growth and the Partisan Transformation of the American South.  2012.  Oxford University Press.  With Quentin Kidd, Irwin L. Morris.

“From Legal Theory to Practical Application: A How-To for Performing Vote Dilution Analyses.” Forthcoming 2016. Social Science Quarterly. (Peter A. Morrison, coauthor).

“Black Votes Count: The 2014 Republican Senate Nomination in Mississippi.” 2016. Social Science Quarterly. (Seth C. McKee, coauthor).

“Sunshine State Dilemma: Voting for the 2014 Governor of Florida.” 2015. Electoral Studies 40: 293-299. (Seth C. McKee, co-author).

“Tea Leaves and Southern Politics: Explaining Tea Party Support Among Southern Republicans.” 2015. Social Science Quarterly 96(4): 923-940. (Quentin Kidd and Irwin L. Morris, co-authors).

“True Colors: White Conservative Support for Minority Republican Candidates.” 2015. Public Opinion Quarterly 79(1): 28-52. (Seth C. McKee, co-author).