I recently received a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Rochester and now work as Data Scientist at Pivotal in New York, New York.

My academic research looks at American political institutions, particularly the U.S. Congress. My dissertation focuses on a visible but understudied aspect of congressional floor behavior, floor speech.  My dissertation maps out the patterns of member participation via floor speech as well as influences on members’ propensity to participate.

I am also interested in American political development (APD), the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and the Federal judiciary.  At the most recent meeting of the American Political Science Association, my paper with Douglas Johnson on the behavior of appellate court judges was selected as the best graduate student paper in the area of Law and Courts.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email at David.A.Gelman@gmail.com.