TitleAssociate Professor of Political Science
Office BuildingWest Hall
Mailing AddressWest Hall 220
School of American & Global Studies-Box 0510
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. David Wiltse is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of American and Global Studies, and director of The SDSU Poll. Wiltse earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, his MA from Cal State Fullerton, and his BA at Montana State University. Prior to SDSU, he was an Assistant Professor at Briar Cliff University and Dr. Lecturer at Hacettepe University in Ankara Turkey. His research focuses on parties, elections, and campaign finance.
EducationPhD University of Massachusetts Amherst 2006
MA California State University Fullerton 1996
BA Montana State University 1993
- American Politics
- Political Parties
- Campaign Finance
Professional MembershipsAmerican Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Western Political Science Association
Work Experience2019-present Associate Professor South Dakota State University
2013-2019 Assistant Professor South Dakota State University
2010-2013 Assistant Professor Briar Cliff University
2012 Visiting Assistant Professor TOBB Economic and Technical University-Ankara, Turkey
2006-2010 Doctor Lecturer Hacettepe University- Ankara, Turkey
"Typologies of Finance Systems: A Comparative Study of How Countries Regulate Party Finance and their Institutional Foundations" 2019. Election Law Journal 18 (3): 243-261. (with Raymond J. La Raja and Dorie Apollonio).
"Making it Visible: Presidential Endorsement Decisions of Members of Congress in the Invisible Primary, 1996-2016" 2019. New England Journal of Political Science. 11 (1):51-87.
"Subsidizing Equality: Do Clean Elections Encourage Female Candidates to Emerge in State Legislative Elections“ 2018. Election Law Journal 17 (2): 85-99.
"Money That Draws No Interest: Public Financing of Legislative Elections and Candidate Emergence." 2015. Election Law Journal 14 (4): 392-410 (with Raymond J. La Raja).
“Don’t Blame Donors for Ideological Polarization of Political Parties: Ideological Change and Stability Among Political Contributors, 1972-2008.” 2012. American Politics Research 40 (3): 499-528 (with Raymond J. La Raja).
“The Congressional Elections of 2010 and Turkish Interests in the Congress.” 2011. Insight Turkey 13 (1): 27-36.
"Polarization Without Ideology: Ideal Point Estimation of Deputies in the Turkish Parliament" (with Emre Erdogan and Evren Celik Wiltse).
Co-Principal Investigator, "The Candidate Emergence and Public Financing of Elections Dataset" available at: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml“persistentId=doi%3A10.7910%2FDVN%2FYVNQOM