Andy Jackson is the elections policy analyst at the Civitas Institute.

He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at UNL, he earned the Thomas W. Smith Fellowship and the Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Fellowship through the Institute of Humane Studies. He has taught political science at several institutions in North Carolina and internationally.

Andy has worked professionally for several political campaigns and organizations, including as the Iowa political coordinator for the Alan Keyes presidential campaign in 1996 and campaign manager for John Tedesco for Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012. He has also worked as a columnist. His articles have appeared in several national and international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Korea Times, and Campaigns & Elections magazine.