Professor Chamberlain is originally from Otto, N.Y., and received his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York-College at Brockport in 2005 in political science and history. He then received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the latter of which he completed in May 2010.
Chamberlain's research and teaching interests include political parties (especially minor parties), interest groups, public opinion, state politics, American political history, and the effects of geographic and social contexts on political behavior. He has research published in journals such as Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, American Politics Research, and Social Science History. He also serves on the editorial boards for State Politics & Policy Quarterly and The Social Science Journal, along with serving as the reviews editor for the Journal of Political Science.