Dr. Friedrich taught courses in American Government, public opinion and mass political behavior, and research methods. His research interests are in electoral politics and electoral institutions, particularly the relationship between seats and votes in legislative elections, and in political values and ideology, particularly their relationship to religion.

Professor Friedrich has reviewed manuscripts for the American Journal of Political Science and Journal of Politics and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Politics.


Dr. Friedrich received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1968 and Master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Michigan in 1970 and 1977, respectively.

Course Information

- Government 100: American Government (Regular and First-Year Seminar Versions)

- Government 225: Citizen Politics

- Government 250: Political Research