Harris and Farnsworth Publish Research on Redistricting in Virginia

Harris and Farnsworth Publish ResearchBenjamin M. Harris, a 2014 political science graduate from the University of Mary Washington and Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, are coauthors of a research article, “With Overwhelming Support for Nonpartisan Redistricting, Virginians are Studying Ways to Make That Happen,” which was published in […]

VA GOP Districts Benefit from Medicaid (Daily Kos.Com)

Link to column Opinion Column: Medicaid recipients in Virginia House of Delegates districts By Stephen J. Farnsworth, Stephen P. Hanna, and Benjamin Harris Richmond Times-Dispatch (Published March 3, 2014) You wouldn’t know it from partisan rhetoric or from recent votes in the Virginia House of Delegates, but the commonwealth’s rural Republican heartland relies on Medicaid […]

Farnsworth, Hanna and Harris Publish Column (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Professors and Student Publish Collaborative Column Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director for the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Steve Hanna, professor and chair of the department of geography, published a collaborative column with UMW senior political science major Benjamin Harris in the Richmond Times Dispatch. The article is about the Medicaid expansion […]

Biden Leads Democratic Nomination in Virginia, UMW Survey Finds

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a substantial lead over his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination in Virginia, according to a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey. Biden was the favorite of 23 percent of registered voters in the survey, with 9 percent favoring Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 9 percent favoring Vermont […]


Selected lectures and research presentations before U.S. and international audiences. (For further details, including the co-authors of academic research papers, please use the link to the CV on the right). Reviewing the 2022 Midterm Elections. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg. Stafford, VA. November 2022. Mary Washington Elderstudy, Stafford, VA. November 2022. Virginia Business Journal Forum, […]

Articles & Chapters

Some recent scholarly publications. (For a complete list, please use the link to the CV on the right). Declining Rural Influence in Virginia Politics: Comparing Mark Warner’s 2001 and 2020 Elections. (Stephen J. Farnsworth, Stephen P. Hanna, and Kate Seltzer). Vibrant Virginia: Engaging the Commonwealth to Expand Economic Vitality, eds. Margaret Cowell and Sarah Lyon-Hill. […]