Brian Frederick is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science at Bridgewater State University. He specializes in American politics. He teaches classes in campaigns and elections, public opinion, political parties and interest groups, women and politics, undergraduate research methods and data analysis for public administration. His research focuses on the US Congress, women and politics, and campaigns and elections. Frederick is the author of “Congressional Representation and Constituents: The Case for Increasing the House of Representatives.” He holds a PhD from Northern Illinois University.