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Andrew Smith

Professor of Practice
Phone: (603) 862-2226
Office: Survey Center, 9 Madbury Road Ste 401, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Andrew Smith is the Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. He has more than 30 years experience in academic survey research, currently as Director of the Survey Center since 1999, following positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Cincinnati. As Director, Dr. Smith is responsible for overall staff and financial management of the UNH Survey Center. Dr. Smith is also Professor of Practice in Political Science in the UNH Department of Political Science where his teaching and research has focused on survey methodology, elections, and public policy. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and is President of its New England Chapter. He is also a founding member and past President of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). His methodological research has included work on question wording effects, question and response order effects, the issue of non-attitudes in surveys, and methods of improving the accuracy of pre-election surveys. He regularly presents at academic conferences on public opinion and political science.

Courses Taught

  • COLA 458: Global Preparedness/Budapest
  • COLA 658: Humanities Spr Budapest Prog
  • HUMA 550: Comparative Ideas
  • HUMA 551: Field Studies in Art & Culture
  • POLT 401: Politics and Society
  • POLT 402: American Politics & Government
  • POLT 506: Parties, Interest Gps, & Voter
  • POLT 512: Public Opinion Amercn Politics
  • POLT 696: Independent Study
  • POLT 797B/897B: Seminar/American Politics


  • Ph.D., Political Sci.&Government Rel., University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., Political Sci.&Government Rel., University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Cincinnati

Research Interests

  • Elections
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Methodology
  • Political Participation
  • Political Parties
  • Political Science
  • Presidential nominations
  • Public opinion
  • Public Opinion Research
  • Survey methods
  • Surveys & Survey Research

Selected Publications

  • Moore, D. W., & Smith, A. E. (2015). The First Primary New Hampshire's Outsize Role in Presidential Nominations. University of New Hampshire Press.