Director, European Union Studies Program
Ph.D, University of California – Los Angeles, 1998
Amie Kreppel is a Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) and the founding Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (JMCE) at the University of Florida (2007- present). She also served as the founding Director of the University of Florida’s Title VI funded Center for European Studies (CES) from 2003-2011. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Kreppel has written extensively on the political institutions of Europe in general and the European Union and Italy more specifically. Her publications include a book on the Development of the European Parliament and Supranational Party System, published by Cambridge University Press (2002) as well as articles in a wide variety of journals including Comparative Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of European Public Policyand the Journal of Common Market Studies.
Dr. Kreppel is a founding member of the transatlantic European Parliament Research Group (EPRG) and was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. In addition, she has served as international visiting faculty at the Université Louis Pasteur (ULP),Strasbourg, France, Institut für Höhere Studien (Institute for Advanced Studies) Vienna, Austria, and the l’Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Université Libre Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels Belgium and will be a visiting professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome in Spring 2014. In spring 2011 she was a visiting Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Italy. From April 2011- April 2013 she served as the President of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). She is currently Co-Editor of the Italian Political Science Review, President of the Conference Group on Italian Politics and sits on the steering committee of the European Consortia for Political Research Standing Group on the European Union (ECPR-SGEU). She has received numerous grants to pursue research and program development related to Europe and the European Union including a MacArthur Fellowship, a grant from the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, two internal research grants from the University of Florida and Title VIa (UISFLP) and Title VI (NRC) grants from the United States Department of Education, as well as several grants from the European Union.