Connecting to Congress is 
an initiative born from, and rooted in, rigorous academic research and evaluation.


Our Team

The research team includes the Institute  for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) at The Ohio State University, 
in collaboration with an  
inter-university consortium 
of scholars, including faculty from University of Houston, University of California-Riverside, and Stockton University.


Dr. Michael Neblo,
The Ohio State University
Director, IDEA

Dr. William Minozzi,
The Ohio State University

Dr. Kevin Esterling
University of California-Riverside

Dr. David Lazer
Northeastern University

Dr. Ryan Kennedy
University of Houston

Dr. Claire Abernathy,
Stockton University


Amy Lee
Associate Director, IDEA

Congressional Management Foundation

Charles F. Kettering Foundation

National Issues Forum Institute

The Democracy Fund