Brian J. Gaines
Brian J. Gaines is a professor at the University of Illinois, with appointments in the Department of Political Science and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He received a BA with honors from the University of British Columbia and his AM and PhD from Stanford University, where he was also the playing president of the ice hockey club. Most of his research deals with elections, electoral rules, and public opinion; his recent work has appeared in such outlets as the American Statistician, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis. With Wendy Cho and Jake Bowers, he coedits the Political Methodologist; since July 2011, he has been the editor of American Politics Research. Between 2005 and 2007, he completed marathons on all seven continents.