Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Associate Professor, Public Policy Program
Dr. Windette's research agenda focuses broadly on the area of representation in American politics with a focus on state politics, state courts, and gender and politics. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, American Politics Research, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy and others. His current research on state courts of last resort and policy diffusion has been supported by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation.
His dissertation, Understanding Female Candidates and Campaigns for Governor, was awarded the Christopher Z. Mooney Award for the best dissertation in the area of State Politics by the American Political Science Association. He teach courses on public policy, data science in public policy, state and local politics, gender and politics, economic development, and research methods.