Richard J. Born, Professor: B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University. Richard Born's research interests lie within the area of congressional elections. His most recent work involves analyzing the consequences of the growing partisan homogeneity of U.S. House districts. His course offerings at Vassar include American Politics, the American Presidency, Congress, Political Parties and Public Opinion, Political Analysis, and Seminar in Congressional Politics.