Dave Richardson

David Richardson

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Major- American Politics

Minor- Research Methods

Dave Richardson is a third-year Ph.D. candidate specializing in American Politics.  His research focuses on veteran representation (descriptive and substantive), Congress, veteran interest groups, and American civil-military relations.  His previous experience includes service as Legislative Fellow for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA); Legislative Liaison to Congress for the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office; and Commanding Officer of a Navy destroyer, the USS PORTER (DDG 78).  Upon completion of doctoral studies, he will next serve as a Permanent Military Professor in the Political Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy.  

Current Research

Dissertation: “The Decline of the Veteran Surplus:  Essays on Military Veteran Candidates for Congress”

Committee:  Sarah Binder (chair), Danny Hayes, Eric Lawrence


M.A. National Security & Strategic Studies (with distinction), Naval War College

M.S. Leadership & Human Resource Development, Naval Postgraduate School

B.S. Systems Engineering (with merit), U.S. Naval Academy