Alexander Jorgensen

Alexander Jorgensen

Visiting Instructor
Political Science

Academic Interests

  • American Politics

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Public Safety—Traffic Safety

  • European/Norwegian Politics

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • “Driving Distracted: How Effective Are State Policies at Preventing Distracted Driving?”  SOUTHWESTERN SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION – Denver, CO April 9-11, 2015

  • “Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Integration of Women into a Male Organization versus Women as Enablers.” (with Don Haider-Markel, Alesha Doan, and Shannon Portillo).  AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION – Wash. D.C. August 28-31, 2014

  • “Bureaucratic Discretion: Local LEOs’ Response to State Imposed Limits on Enforcement.”  MIDWEST POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION – Chicago, IL April 3-6, 2014

  • “Deterring Unwanted Behavior: Preliminary results following the upgrade to primary enforcement of seat-belt laws.”  STATE POLITICS AND POLICY CONFERENCE – Iowa City, IA May 24-25, 2013

  • “Killer Speed: A study of speed limit increases in Kansas.” MIDWEST POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION – Chicago, IL April 12-14, 2013

Previous Experience

  • Graduate Instructor, Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Academic Tutor — His Majesty the King's Guard (Norwegian Army Conscript)


Mandal, Norway


  • Politics

  • Family

  • Automotive restoration

Future Goals and Aspirations

Securing a tenure track appointment in political science.

Life Outside the University

I have a one year old son with my wonderful wife.

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