Professor of Political Science and Affiliate Law Faculty
Ph.D., Ohio State University
B.A., Truman State University
Christopher Zorn is the Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science, and Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice (by courtesy), and Affiliate Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University.
Professor Zorn focuses his research on judicial politics and on statistics for the social and behavioral sciences. He is currently the principal investigator for two projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), including one examining the roles played by judges' positions in the legal/judicial hierarchy on their decision making. Professor Zorn is the recipient of four grants from the NSF, as well as numerous fellowships and awards. Prior to coming to Penn State, he was a professor of political science at the University of South Carolina (2005-2007), a visiting scientist and program director for the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation (2003-2005), and the Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at Emory University, where he taught from 1996 to 2003.