About Matt Dull

I'm an associate professor with Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration & Policy at our campus in Alexandria, VA. My research interests include public policy, administration, and American political institutions.

ccc – beaverhead forest, mt

“Portal at Ruby CCC camp, Beaverhead National Forest, Montana.” Oregon State University Special Collections.

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big sky, big money

A genuine “big sky” shout-out to grad school friends Dave Parker and Erika Franklin Fowler, both PROMINENTLY featured in this week’s fascinating PBS Frontline “Big Sky, Big Money” examining “dark money” in Montana politics and in campaigns around the country in the wake of Citizens United (2010). Parker, a coauthor on research looking at congressional investigations, is a dedicated student of American politics. He’s driven countless hundreds of miles this year collecting information on campaign advertisements from local television stations, filling a vital gap in available information about what’s going on in American politics. And he is rewarded with a spot on PBS Frontline,  the coolest show on TV’s nerdiest channel. Not bad!