Jerold Duquette is an associate professor of political science at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of Regulating the National Pastime: Baseball and Antitrust and has published articles and book chapters on campaign finance reform, political parties, Massachusetts politics and political culture, public opinion, and political socialization.

Professor Duquette teaches courses on public administration, public budgeting & finance, public policy analysis, American national government, interest groups, political parties and elections, public opinion, public sector ethics, and state and local government. He also teaches critical thinking & persuasive writing in the University’s Honors Program. He has served as the faculty advisor to the College Democrats and College Republicans at CCSU.

Professor Duquette earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an M.P.A. from the Graduate School of Business & Public Management at The George Washington University, and a B.A. in politics from The Catholic University of America.

Other experience includes work as a staffer (paid intern) on Capitol Hill, an analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a “grass-roots” (actually astro-turph) lobbyist, and an assistant professor at George Mason University teaching in the MPA program. Early work experience that didn’t seem relevant at the time, but that has since proved quite valuable, includes work as a public works laborer, a liquor store clerk, a dish washer, and a correctional officer.

Professor Duquette lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts with his wife Kara, an attorney and Lt. Col. in the U.S. Marine Corps, and their four children. He served as an elected member of Longmeadow’s School Committee from 2004 to 2007 and on the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee from 2008 to 2012, and is presently an elected member of the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee. In addition, Mr. Duquette is an active youth sports volunteer who coaches soccer, basketball, and baseball in Longmeadow.