Associate Director of MACSS, Associate Senior Instructional Professor

1155 E. 60th Street
Room 219

Dr. Clipperton is the Associate Director of MACSS and Associate Senior Instructional Professor. She is a political scientist with concentrations in comparative politics, political methodology, and complex systems. Her research focuses on questions of institutional design and change and she primarily teaches courses on agent based modeling, research design, data visualization, and introductory programming. 

Her research focuses on questions of institutional design and past work has explored the transposition of EU directives among the EU 15 (PhD dissertation, Clipperton 2016) and status within the discipline of political science (Alter et al 2020). She's also developed work on the science of teaching and learning within the social sciences, emphasizing teaching quantitative methods.

Her newest project is exploring housing, segregation and education using agent-based models to explore implications in local and national policy regulations and their interactions with school district composition and demographics.