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|Born||Gary M. King|
December 8, 1958
New York, New York, United States
|Residence||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
|Alma mater||State University of New York at New Paltz (B.A.)|
University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A.)
University of Wisconsin--Madison (Ph.D)
Gary M. King (born December 8, 1958) is an American political scientist and quantitative methodologist. He is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director for the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. King and his research group develop and apply empirical methods in many areas of social science research, focusing on innovations that span the range from statistical theory to practical application.
In 1980, King graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 1981 he earned an M.A. and in 1984 a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison.
King's career in academia began in 1984, when he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. He joined the faculty of Harvard's Department of Government in 1987 and has taught there since. He has also been a visiting fellow at Oxford University. To date, he has authored or coauthored seven books (six published and one forthcoming) and nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters.
King is one of 24 professors with "Harvard's most distinguished faculty title".
King co-founded the data analytics companies Crimson Hexagon and Learning Catalytics. Crimson Hexagon is a social media analytics software company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Learning Catalytics was acquired by Pearson in April 2013.