alan wiseman Archives
Sep. 26, 2017—The most effective legislators in the U.S. House of Representative and Senate were identified by the new Center for Effective Lawmaking in Washington, D.C.
Sep. 6, 2017—The new Center for Effective Lawmaking, which studies the causes and consequences of the legislative effectiveness of members of Congress, will be introduced in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The center is a joint effort by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.
Chancellor presents top prizes, including new award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion research, at fall assembly
Aug. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented seven faculty research awards, including two new awards for efforts that advance understanding of diversity, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 25.
Feb. 22, 2016—A database measuring the effectiveness of the House of Representatives will be expanded to the Senate, with the help of a $200,000 grant
Jun. 15, 2015—The American Political Science Association announced it will award a prestigious honor to a book on Congress co-written by Vanderbilt's Alan Wiseman.
Dec. 17, 2014—A recent forum examined the Republican victories in the midterm elections, the legislation considered during the “lame duck” congressional session, and the outlook for federal policy issues when Congress returns to Washington in January 2015.
Nov. 5, 2014—For the first time, the Legislative Effectiveness Project has tracked whether the most effective lawmakers were re-elected.
Oct. 14, 2014—A measure of the legislative effectiveness of almost any member of the U.S. House of Representatives is easily available with the launch of a new website and upcoming book co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Alan Wiseman.
MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Lawmakers’ website grades members of Congress for effectiveness; launch set for October 14 at National Press Club
Sep. 26, 2014—As voters prepare to go to the polls Nov. 4, they will be able to take the measure of their congressional representatives’ effectiveness using a new website developed by Vanderbilt University and University of Virginia political scientists.
Oct. 17, 2013—Alan Wiseman's research shows that women lawmakers, particularly ones in the minority party, are more effective than their male counterparts when it comes to negotiating and getting things done--as they did to end the government shutdown.
Feb. 12, 2013—This week on VUCast: Find out which gender is better at getting things done in D.C.; a new partnership brings Vanderbilt experts to you; and the story behind the song that is captivating the world.