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Jerry Goldman

Ph.D.: Johns Hopkins University


Program Area(s): American Politics

Regional Specialization(s): United States

Department Strength(s): American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis; Law and Politics


Professor Goldman heads the OYEZ Project, a multimedia relational database devoted to the United States Supreme Court. With a major grant from the National Science Foundation, Goldman is working with collaborators in linguistics, psychology, computer science and political science to create a complete archive of 50 years of Supreme Court audio.

Goldman has been a several-time recipient of software awards from the American Political Science Association, including the 2005 APSA Best Instructional Website Award for IDEAlog, an application to analyze political values (created with Prof. Kenneth Janda). He is also a recipient of the 1997 EDUCOM Medal and the 1998 Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association for improving public understanding of law.

Goldman currently serves on the faculty of IIT-Chicago Kent College of law. 

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