William  T. Bianco

William T. Bianco

Professor, Political Science


  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1987

About William T. Bianco

William Bianco received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1987, and has held tenured positions at Indiana, Pennsylvania State University, and Duke University, and visiting positions at Harvard University, Stanford University, and The Brookings Institution. His current research centers on American Politics and legislative institutions, in particular a study of political influence on innovation and scientific research. He is the author of Trust: Representatives and Constituents as well as numerous scholarly articles, and was PI or Co-PI on six National Science Foundation grants and a grant from the National Council for Eurasian and Eastern European Studies. He was Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia during 2011-2.

Waypoints for Evaluating Big Science
Waypoints for Evaluating Big Science


William T. Bianco, Donald Gerhart, Sean Nicholson-Crotty