Gary Moncrief

Consulting Scholar, State
Government and Politics

University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Kentucky

Gary Moncrief is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Boise State University. Moncrief received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. In addition to serving on the Boise State University faculty for over 40 years, he was a visiting professor at the University of Washington and Rutgers University.

Dr. Moncrief has published six books and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of state politics – especially state legislatures. His most recent books (co-authored with Peverill Squire) are State Legislatures Today, 3rd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019) and Why States Matter: An Introduction to State Politics (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 3rd edition forthcoming, 2020). Over his career, Moncrief has been a frequent speaker at meetings and workshops for state officials around the country. During the Idaho legislative session, he is co-host of award-winning public affairs commentary and a podcast, ‘Legislative Breakdown” on Boise State Public Radio.


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