Peter Woolley

Professor of Comparative Politics &
Florham Campus Provost

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Courses Taught

  • American Government & Politics
  • Polls & Surveys
  • Japanese Politics
  • War, Peace & Arms
  • Irregular Warfare

Research Interests

Public opinion; campaigns and elections; US-Japan alliance.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • A.B., International Relations, St. Joseph's University

Selected Publications

  • "Menendez and Kean: National versus Local Issues in New Jersey," in Larry J. Sabato, ed., The Sixth Year Itch (Longman, 2008)
  • Geography and Japan's Strategic Choices (Dulles, VA: Potomac Books [formerly Brassey's USA], 2005)
  • Japan's Navy: Politics and Paradox (Boulder, CO: Lynne-Rienner Publishers, 2000)
  • American Politics: Core Argument/Current Controversy, Peter J. Woolley & Albert R. Papa, eds., 1st edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998)


Prof. Woolley makes regular presentations and press appearances as co-founder, and long-time director, of PublicMind, the University's independent polling and research center. He currently serves as the Provost for the College at Florham and Senior Vice Provost for Government & Community Affairs. For more on professor Woolley see



Peter Woolley
Professor of Comparative Politics & Florham and Campus Provost
Tel: 973-443-8725

Department of Social Sciences and History
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave, M-MS3-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Room 9


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See Prof. Woolley interviewed by Mark Blumenthal of about "Polling a Third Party Challenger" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers (video link).

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