Andreas Broscheid is an Associate Professor of Political Science at JMU. He teaches the general education U.S. Government course as well as political science research methods and a course on the U.S. judiciary. His research focuses on federal appellate courts in the U.S. Andreas has published in the journals Public Choice, European Union Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy, and PVS. He has contributed chapters to books on business and government in the European Union and on research methods in political science. He has a forthcoming article in the Law & Society Review that investigates whether some federal appeals circuits are actually more liberal (or conservative) than others. Andreas received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Stony Brook University.