Associate Director of the Center for Policy Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor

Mather House 11

Research Interests

American government, state politics and government, the presidency, dynamics of the party system, the history of political science as a discipline..

Dr. Lucker is currently researching a book on American polling pioneer Samuel Lubell. Dr. Lucker also recently completed a chapter on the Ohio legislative process for an edited book on Ohio politics that will be released in the fall of 2007.

V. O. Key Jr., The Quintessential Political Scientist (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2001) focused on an extensive examination of the work and life of one of the most important American political scientists of the twentieth century, V. O. Key, Jr. (1908-1963). The research is based on Key’s voluminous personal papers, interviews with his family, colleagues, and graduate students, plus thorough study of all of his published and unpublished writings, much of which is not readily accessible today.

Dr. Lucker is an active participant in the American Political Science Association, the Southern Political Science Association, and the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists.