Portrait of Lucas

DeWayne L LucasAssociate Professor of PoliticsChair, Politics

Joined faculty in 2000

Ph.D., Political Science, Binghamton University
M.A., Political Science, Binghamton University
B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Contact Information

Stern HallPhone (315) 781-3902

Scholarly Interest

Legislative Politics

  • House of Representatives
  • Congressional Caucuses
  • Congressional Decisionmaking
  • Party Polarization

Political Parties

American Political Institutions

American Political Behavior

Courses Taught

Introduction to American Politics (POL 110)

Voting and Elections (POL 221)

Political Parties in the US (POL 222)

The American Congress (POL 324)

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science (POL 361)

Seminar: Partisanship in the 21st Century

Seminar: Who Voted? Patterns and Assessments of Voting


Lucas, DeWayne L. and Iva E. Deutchman. 2010. “Electoral Challenges of Moderate Factions: Main Streeters and Blue Dogs, 1994-2008.” The Forum: Vol 8, Issue 2.  Available at http://www.bepress.com/forum/vol8/iss2/art2.

Lucas, DeWayne L. and Iva E. Deutchman. 2009. “Five Factions, Two Parties: Caucus Membership in the House of Representatives, 1994-2002.” Congress & The Presidency, Spring 2009.

Lucas, DeWayne L. and Iva E. Deutchman. 2007. “The Ideology of Moderate Republicans in the House.” The Forum Vol 5, Issue 2. Availlable at http://www.bepress.com/forum/vol5/iss2/art4

Lucas, DeWayne. 2007. “Same-Sex Marriage in Election 2004.” In Craig Rimmerman and Clyde Wilcox, eds., The Politics of Same-Sex Marriages. University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

Lucas, DeWayne and Michael D. McDonald.  2000. “Is It Time to Increase the Size of the House of Representatives?” American Review of Politics 21.4: 367-382.


American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

Northeastern Political Science Association

National Conference of Black Political Scientists


Program Faculty Membership and Service:

  • Department of Political Science 2000-present (chair, 2011-2012)
  • Africana Studies Program, 2001-present
  • American Studies Program, 2001-present (chair 2010-2011, 2012-2013; Steering Committee member 2010-2013)
  • Public Policy Program, 2021-present

Faculty Governance

  • Senior Associate Provost, Spring 2020
  • Interim Provost and Dean of Faculty, 2018-2020
  • Interim Provost, 2017-2018
  • Associate Dean of Faculty, 2013-2017
  • Middle States Re-Accreditation Self-Study Steering Committee, 2012-2014
  • Executive Committee of the Faculty, 2011-2013
  • Committee on Academic Affairs, 2010-2020 (chair, 2011-2013, ex officio 2013-2020)
  • Committee on Standards, 2008-2009
  • Committee on the Faculty, 2003-2004

Awards and Fellowships

  • Faculty Prize for Community Service, 2016
  • American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program, 2004-2005

Campus-wide Committees and Taskforces

  • Fraternity Review Board, 2016-2017
  • The Strategic Diversity Plan Committee, 2015-2017
  • A Culture of Respect Steering Committee, 2014-2015
  • Middle States Re-Accreditation Self-Study Committee, 2012-2014

Student Activities

  • Co-organizer, HWS Annual Day on the Hill program, 2007-2018
  • Faculty advisor, Americans for an Informed Democracy, 2008-2009, 2010-2012