Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Professor, Public Policy Doctoral Program
Research Clusters: Equality and Opportunity Policy; Policy Process and Administration
Research Interests: Social Capital and Political Engagement; Political Institutions and Public Policy; Gender and Race; Election Policy
Dr. Kropf received her PhD (1998) in Political Science from American University and served as Director of Public Policy at UNC Charlotte from 2015 - 2018 . Her research focuses on election administration, political participation, and the policy process. She has work forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science and has published in Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics and Review of Policy Research. She has authored two books: Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform (Routledge; with David C. Kimball) and Institutions and the Right to Vote in America (Palgrave). She had received grants from
Recent and/or Relevant Publications
- Kropf, Martha. 2016. Institutions and the Right to Vote in America. Palgrave/Macmillan.
- Kropf, Martha and David C. Kimball. 2012. Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election
- Reform. New York: Routledge.
- Kimball, David C. and Martha Kropf. 2016. “Cumulative Voting: The Case of Port Chester, New York.” Social Science Quarterly, early view: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ssqu.12277/abstract/.
- Kimball, David C., Martha Kropf, Donald Moynihan, Carol L. Silva, and Brady Baybeck. 2013. “The Policy Views of Partisan Election Officials.” University o California-Irvine Law Review 3(3): 551-574.
- Kropf, Martha. 2013. “North Carolina Election Reform Ten Years After the Help AmericaVote Act.” Election Law Journal 12(2): 179-189.
- Kropf, Martha, Timothy Vercellotti and David C. Kimball. (forthcoming, 2013). “Representative Bureaucracy and Partisanship: The Implementation of Election Law.” Public Administration Review.
- Wemlinger, Elizabeth and Martha Kropf. (forthcoming, 2012). “Not a Suburban Soccer Mom: Political Engagement Among Lower SES Women.” Poverty & Public Policy 4(4).
- Kropf, Martha. 2012. “Does Early Voting Change the Socio-Economic Composition of the Electorate?” Poverty & Public Policy 4(1): 1-19 (Article 3).
- Jessica N. Link, Martha Kropf, Mark Alexander Hirsch, Flora M. Hammond, Jason Karlawish, Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse and Christine S. Davis. 2012. “Assessing Voting Competence and Political Knowledge: Comparing Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries and ‘Average’ College Students.” Election Law Journal.
- Kropf, Martha. 2009. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Norms of Cooperation, Public Broadcasting and the Collective Action Problem.” Social Science Quarterly 90(3): 538- 552.
- Kimball, David C. and Martha Kropf. 2008. “Voting Technology, Ballot Measures and Residual Votes.” American Politics Research 36(4): 479-509
- Kropf, Martha and Andreas LeFrank. 2015. “Voter Perceptions of Security and Fairness of Elections and the Implementation of Photo Identification Education in the 2014 General Election” at http://nc-democracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/KropfExitSurveyAnalysisReportGenElec2014.pdf. Report prepared for Democracy North Carolina.
- Kropf, Martha. 2014. "Voter Perceptions of Security and Fairness of Elections and the Implementation of Photo Identification Education in the 2014 North Carolina Primary" at http://www.democracy-nc.org/downloads/SurveyReportJune2014Kropf.pdf. Report prepared for Democracy North Carolina.
- Kropf, Martha. 2014. “The Impact of Ranked Choice Voting on Election Cooperation and Civility: Measuring Public Sentiment through a Content Analysis of Campaign-Related Communications.” Grant Report, Years 1-2 Submitted to Fairvote.org, August 11, 2014 and April 2015.