2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

Paul Gronke
Professor of Political Science, Reed College

Paul Gronke is a professor of political science at Reed College specializing in elections. In 2005, Dr. Gronke founded the Early Voting Information Center at Reed to find research-based solutions to problems in how U.S. elections are run and to work with state and local governments. The center’s research and advocacy are key to Dr. Gronke’s goal of ensuring integrity in the American election system while guaranteeing every eligible U.S. citizen can vote. For his Carnegie project, Dr. Gronke will focus on the beliefs and actions of 10,000 local election officials and explore the role these "stewards of democracy" might play in restoring public confidence in our elections and, by extension, in our public institutions and our democracy.