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Assistant Professor – West Virginia University

Simon F. Haeder was a Maddy Legislative Intern in the Fresno office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer during Spring 2005 and in the D.C. office of U.S. Rep. Dennis Cardoza in the Summer of 2006.

After earning his PhD from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Simon was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science in the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy & Politics at West Virginia University. His teaching and research interests include the public policymaking process, regulatory politics, lobbying and interest group politics, and healthcare policy.

“I learned a lot about politics and policy during my internships. But I think I learned even more about how to be professional and how to succeed in my career.”

He has been quoted in the Washington Post and the NY Times, His most recent work has focused on such issues as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, provider directories, and regulatory policymaking at the Office of Management and Budget.