Last updated on: 5/20/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

John R. Lott, Jr., PhD Biography

Title:
Dean's Visiting Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“The [Maryland state] legislature now wants to make it easier for convicted murderers, rapists, armed robbers and other violent criminals to vote…. Democrats have a good reason to want convicts to vote: Felons overwhelmingly vote for Democrats.

Democrats appear to be angling not for the votes of centrists but for the votes of the most dedicated left-wing constituency in America: criminals.”

“The Criminal Constituency”, Baltimore Sun, Feb. 16, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and President, Crime Prevention Research Center, 2013-present
  • Columnist, FoxNews.com
  • Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland at College Park, 2007-2010
  • The Dean’s Visiting Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2006-2007
  • Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 2001-2006
  • Senior Research Scholar, Yale University School of Law, 1999-2001
  • Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 1995-2001
  • John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow, University of Chicago School of Law, 1995-1999
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Business School, 1994-1995
  • Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1991-1995
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1989-1991
  • Chief Economist, US Sentencing Commission, 1988-1989
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University, 1987-1988
  • The John M. Olin National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1986-1987
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, 1984-1986
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), 1983-1984
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984
  • MA, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982
  • BA, magna cum laude, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980
Other:
  • Born in Detroit, MI
  • Twitter handle: @JohnRLottJr
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?