Dr. Harvey Schantz joined SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Political Science in 1979.
He earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, where he specialized in American
Politics, focusing on American political institutions.
Dr. Schantz has edited and contributed to two books on American politics: American Presidential Elections Process, Policy, and Political Change (Albany: SUNY Press, 1996), and Politics in an Era of Divided Government: Elections and Governance in the Second Clinton
Administration (New York: Routledge, 2001). Dr. Schantz’s American Presidential Elections Process, Policy, and Political Change, was cited by Associate justice Antonin Scalia in New York State Board of Elections
v. Lopez Torres, 552 U.S. 196 (2008). More recently, Dr. Schantz has presented several
papers on public opinion and elections at the annual meetings of the New York State
Political Science Association.
Dr. Schantz is also regularly interviewed by media organizations on current American
elections and politics. Recent interviews include The Press-Republican, Times-Union, the Associated Press, Fox 44/ABC 22, WPTZ TV, WCAX TV, and WAMC Northeast Public