Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Fitzgerald specializes in American politics with a focus on political institutions (such as Congress and the presidency), and public policy. His teaching and research use theoretical, comparative, and historical approaches to examine how institutions and ideas shape peoples' collective lives. He is the author of Face of the Nation: Immigration, the State, and the National Identity.
Professor Fitzgerald also served two terms in the Florida House of Representatives, representing parts of the Sarasota area from 2007 to 2010.