Dr. Shock is a Professor of Political Science at Kennesaw State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2002 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Shock teaches courses on American government, state and local government, and public administration. In addition to teaching, he conducts research in a variety of areas including local government home rule, local tax referenda politics, and state-level ballot access policies for third party and independent candidates. His research has been published in the Social Science Journal, the Journal of Political Science, Government Finance Review, the New England Journal of Political Science, and Politics & Policy.