Alan Neustadtl is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his BA at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and MA and Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research is focused on the distribution of political power across interest groups, campaign finance, and the networks of corporate political action. With funding from sources the like the National Science Foundation, he has published two books -Money Talks and Dollars and Votes- and numerous articles in top refereed journals like the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and others. He has also been interviewed on dozens of television and radio shows as well as published many newspaper editorials about campaign finance.
His current research interests include examining the nature of the growth of internet usage by Americans, with special consideration of internet usage for political and cultural purposes, and the nature and existence of a "digital divide." Further information can be found on his personal webpage as well as the Internet Scholars web page: WebUse.