Jim Battista is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UB. His work focuses on how legislatures organize themselves to do business, and what the consequences of different styles of organization are. His work has been published in American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Review of Politics, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly. He joined the department in the fall of 2007, having previously served on the faculty of the University of North Texas.
State legislative committee composition, state legislative party strength, legislative voting inside committees, new methods of estimating legislator preferences.