Politics & Policy

Colin Lewis-Beck

  • Faculty Affiliate, Politics and Policy Program
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of Statistics and actuarial science


Colin Lewis-Beck is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa. Dr. Lewis-Beck has a master's in public policy from the University of Michigan and a PhD in statistics from Iowa State University.  Dr. Lewis-Beck has ongoing research projects looking at state policy diffusion models, economics and elections, and policy issues facing small rural communities. 

Research Interests

  • Bayesian statistics
  • Reliability
  • Voting behavior
  • Public policy

Educational Background

  • PhD, Statistics, Iowa State University
  • MA/MPP Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • BA, Middlebury College