Department of Political Science

Jesse Clark

Adjunct Instructor, Political Science Department

JESSE CLARK is originally from Calais, Maine. He earned his BA at The University of Maine (2016), and is expected to finish his PhD in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2022.

Professor Clark’s teaching and research interests include electoral reform and election administration, public opinion, political geography, and research methods. His current work focuses on the gap between expectations and reality in election reform, with a primary focus on ranked-choice voting in Maine. His work has appeared in Election Law Journal as well as the The Unforeseen Impacts of the 2018 US Midterms.

Outside of the academy, Clark has run two campaigns for the Maine State House of Representatives, as well as worked in a high-level Congressional campaign. His personal interests include hiking, canoeing, classic movies, and marathon running.

Courses Taught: 

  • POLI 393: Advanced Political Analysis

First Year at Xavier