The American Academy of Arts & Sciences announced the election of 252 new members. The 2021 election provides an opportunity to recognize extraordinary people who help solve the world’s most urgent challenges, create meaning through art, and contribute to the common good from every field, discipline, and profession.
Andrew D. Martin, Washington University in St. Louis
Chancellor and Professor of Political Science and Law
Andrew D. Martin is Chancellor and Professor of Political Science and Law at Washington University in St. Louis. As an academic, Martin has contributed widely to the areas of judicial politics, quantitative political methodology, and applied statistics, with attention paid specifically to the U.S. Supreme Court.
From 2014-2018, Martin was dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, he served in various positions at Washington University in St. Louis, including as the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science, vice dean of the School of Law, and chair of the Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences. Before joining the Washington University faculty, he was assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1998 to 2000.
Along with numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, Martin is the author of “An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research,” which he co-authored with Lee Epstein, the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, along with “Judicial Decision-Making: A Coursebook,” which he co-authored with Barry Friedman et al. Throughout his career, Martin has received research funding from many organizations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
In addition to his many publications, Martin’s most notable scholarly achievements include the Martin-Quinn scores, where he and collaborator Kevin Quinn estimated the ideologies of U.S. Supreme Court justices, as well as his contribution to the Supreme Court Database, which documents and codes every decision by a U.S. Supreme Court justice since the Founding.
Martin earned his Ph.D. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998 and his A.B. from the College of William & Mary in mathematics and government in 1994.