The Department of Political Science
Gerald D. DeMaio
Phone: (646) 312-4414
Professor Gerald De Maio teaches courses on American Government, American Political Thought, American Conservatism, and Religion and Politics. He has published in Public Interest, Political Science Quarterly, Polity, American Politics Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and the Western Political Quarterly, among others. He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics, Religion, Politics, and American Identity, and From Pews to Polling Places: Faith and Politics in the American Religious Mosaic.
Professor De Maio has also published in religion and public affairs periodicals such as First Things and Crisis Magazine. His previous research has included the empirical analysis and normative implications of approval voting, a profile of the talk radio voter, factors leading to the rejection of the Equal Rights Amendment, the voting behavior of African Americans, and the importance of religion and virtue to the founders of the American Republic. He is currently engaged in a project on the implications of religious fundamentalism to the American political party system.
Prof. De Maio lives in Brooklyn.
POL 1101 American Government
POL 2332 American Political Thought
POL 3008 Religion and Politics in the United States
POL 3102 American Conservatism