Academic Director, State Oversight Academy
Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson is a Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on state legislative term limits and legislative oversight of the executive branch. She was the principal investigator on a major study of term limits in Michigan that involved interviews with 460 state legislators over 10 years as Michigan implemented a state term limits ballot initiative. She participated in two studies of legislative oversight of the executive branch in collaboration with the Levin Center at Wayne State University’s Law School–a 50 state study of oversight and a study of contract monitoring in selected states.