Leech, Beth L.

Beth Leech
Associate Professor 
Contact Information
Office: Hickman Hall - 601
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Phone: (848) 932-1918
Education and background
Ph.D in political science from Texas A&M University
B.S.J. in journalism from Northwestern University
American politics; research methodology

At Rutgers, Professor Leech teaches classes on interest groups, mass media and politics, citizen activism, and research methods
Professor Leech's primary research interests involve the roles of interest groups, social movements, and the mass media in the public policy process.
  • Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why.  Chicago University Press, 2009, With Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnaki and david Kimball.
    • Winner of the Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the Political Organization and Parties section, American Political Science Association.
  • Basic Interests: The Importance of Groups in Politics and Political Science.  Princeton University Press, 1998.  With Frank R. Baumgartner.
Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
  • "Congressional and Presidental Effects on the Demand for Lobbying," Forthcoming, Political Research Quarterly, With Frank R. Baumgartner, Heather A. Larsen-Price and Paul Rutledge.