Saundra K. Schneider

Saundra K. Schneider
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Political Science
  • 324 S. Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane
  • East Lansing MI 48823
  • 517-355-7682


Saundra K. Schneider


Saundra K. Schneider is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. She is also a member of the Instructional Staff at the ICPSR Summer Training Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan.

Professor Schneider joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 2003. Prior to that, she held academic positions at the University of South Carolina, the Ohio State University, the University of Missouri, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also held several administrative positions before arriving at MSU. She served as the Director of the Master’s of Public Administration and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina, the Program Evaluation Administrator for the Ohio Department of Human Services, and the Health Planning Administrator for the Ohio Department of Health. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science, with a concentration in public policy analysis and evaluation, from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1980.


  • Schneider, Saundra K., and William G. Jacoby. 2009. “A New Measure of Policy Spending Priorities in The American States.” Political Analysis, 17 (1).
  • Schneider, Saundra K. 2008. “The Disastrous Response to Hurricane Katrina: Blame It on the Bureaucracy?” in FEMA Emergency Project, ed. Jessica Hubbard. Fairfax, VA: Public Entity Risk Institute.
  • Schneider, Saundra K. 2008. “Who’s to Blame? (Mis)perceptions of the Intergovernmental Response to Disasters.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 38: 715-738.
  • Schneider, Saundra K., and William G. Jacoby. 2007. “Reconsidering the Linkage Between Public Assistance and Public Opinion in the American Welfare State,” British Journal of Political Science, 37: 555-566.
  • Schneider, Saundra K., and William G. Jacoby. 2006. “Citizen Influences on State Policy Priorities: The Interplay of Public Opinion and Interest Groups,” in Public Opinion in State Politics, ed. Jeff Cohen. Stanford University Press: 183-208.
  • Schneider, Saundra K., and William G. Jacoby. 2005. “Elite Discourse and American Public Opinion: The Case of Welfare Spending” Political Research Quarterly, 58 (3): 367-379.
  • Schneider, Saundra K. 2005. “Administrative Breakdowns in the Governmental Response to Hurricane Katrina.” Public Administration Review, 65: 515-517.