Michael Kowal

School: College of Arts & Letters
Building: Morton
Room: 331
Phone: 5399
Email: mkowal2@stevens.edu

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Political Science 2016

M.A. University of Massachusetts, Political Science 2013

B.A. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, History and English, 2008


Legislative Aide, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 2008-2011

Professional Service

2017 APSA Jack Walker Award Selection Committee, Chair

Honors & Awards

2015 American Political Science Association Jack Walker Award


Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2017-Present

Post-Doctortal Fellow in Computationsl Social Science, Digital and Computational Studies, Bowdoin College, 2015-2017

Professional Societies

American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association

Selected Publications
  1. Michael S. Kowal. (2017). "Corporate Politicking, Together: Corporations, Trade Association Networks, and Political Activity", Business and Politics.
  2. Bruce A. Desmarai, Vincent Moscardelli, Brian F. Schaffner, and Michael S. Kowal. (2015). "Measuring legislative collaboration: The Senate press events network", Social Networks.
  3. Bruce A. Desmarais, Raymond La Raja, and Michael S. Kowal. (2014). "The Fates of Challengers in US House Elections: The Role of Extended Party Networks in Supporting Candidates and Shaping Electoral Outcomes", American Journal of Political Science.