Updated:  9/12/19
Contributors

Below is a list of student and faculty contributors to the Congress project:

Student Editors
Affiliated Faculty
Alumni

 

Student Editors

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Michael Klein will serve as an undergraduate editor of the Congress Project for the 2019-2020 academic year. As a fourth-year undergraduate, Michael is pursuing a degree in Political Science, with a Certificate in Applied Politics. Michael will graduate in December 2019.

In the Spring and Summer of 2019, Michael spent time working for a local campaign firm, working in strategy, messaging, and research. Through the Public Affairs Communications program between SPIA and Grady School of Journalism, he has gained experience in research methodology as well as practical applications to research in local, state, and federal government.

Michael was named a UGA Presidential Scholar for the Spring Semester of 2019.

 
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Jonathan "JT" Fagundes has served as an undergraduate editor of the Congress Project website since 2018. JT is pursuing a major in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Law and Women’s Studies. He is set to graduate in May of 2020.

He has worked with multiple Congressional Campaigns ranging from Rep John Lewis’ Office representing Georgia’s Third District to Chalis Montgomery’s Congressional Campaign in Georgia’s Tenth District. JT is a member of the Student Government Association, the Arch Society, and the University Judiciary. He spent the summer of 2018 as a legal intern at the District’s Attorney Office in the Georgia’s Coweta Judicial Circuit. In his capacity as undergraduate editor, JT will be editing and posting content to the website. 

 
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Allison Susanne Vick is the executive director of the Congress Project. She is currently a PhD student in the Department of Political Science, located in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.

She received her M.P.A. from Augusta University in 2017. Her research interests include American political institutions, the U.S. Congress, constitutional law and political methodology. 

Affiliated Faculty

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Anthony Madonna is the director of the Congress Project. He is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, which is part of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.

He received his PhD in political science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008 and a BA from Michigan State University in 2002. His research interests include American political institutions and development, with an emphasis on U.S. Congressional politics and procedure. 

During the 2012-2013 academic year, he served as an APSA Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Madonna was awarded a Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  His personal website can be found at www.tonymadonna.com

 
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Michael S. Lynch is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, located in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.

He earned his B.S from Baker University and his A.M. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

He teaches courses on American politics and political methodology. His research focuses on congressional politics, presidential politics, and separation of powers. His personal website can be found at spia.uga.edu/faculty_pages/mlynch/

Alumni

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Charlotte Norsworthy served as the undergraduate editor of the Congress Project website for the 2018-2019 academic year. A senior undergraduate student in the UGA Honors Program, Charlotte is majored in journalism and political science and graduated in May of 2019.

She has been a Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation Fellow since 2017 and a reporter for the Red and Black newspaper in Athens since 2015. She is a member of the Dean William Tate, Blue Key and Palladia Women's honors societies. Charlotte spent the summer of 2018 as a business news intern at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. and the summer 2017 as a public relations intern at the Cartoon Network in Atlanta Georgia.