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Professor of Political Science

  • Fulbright Scholar Award, Laszlo Orszagh Distinguished Award in American Studies, Eotvos Lorand University, 2022
  • Inaugural Visiting Scholar, Colonial Academic Alliance, College of Charleston, 2015
  • Secretary, Political Forecasting Group, American Political Science Association, 2015-2017
  • Winner, Best Paper Award, APSA section on Political Organizations and Parties, 2011
  • Received grant from the Carnegie Corporation to hold a conference on “Swing Voters in American Politics,” June, 2006
  • Member of the Executive Council, Political Organizations and Parties Section, American Political Science Association
  • USIA-sponsored speaking tour of Australia, August, 1999
  • Participant, Symposium on the 1996 Presidential Campaign, Department of Political Science, George Washington University, held in observance of the University’s 175th anniversary
  • Fellow in Ethics, 1995-96, Program in Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University
  • Delivered (with Michael Dukakis) the Phi Sigma Alpha address at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, November, 1992
  • The Elephant in the Room: Donald Trump and the Future of the Republican Party, forthcoming in 2022, co-edited with Andrew Busch
  • The Uses and Misuses of Politics: Karl Rove and the Bush Presidency (2021)
  • The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012, co-edited with Jonathan Bernstein (2012)
  • The Front-Loading Problem on Presidential Nominations Brookings Institution Press, 2004
  • The New American Democracy, 5th Edition, Pearson Longman, 2007
  • The Making of the Presidential Candidates Rowman and Littlefield, 2008
  • The Swing Voter in American Politics Brookings Institution Press, 2008
  • In Pursuit of the White House 2000: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1999
  • “Mass Partisanship, 1946-1996″ in Byron Shafer (ed), Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1998
  • The Divided Democrats: Ideological Unity, Party Reform, and Presidential Elections. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996
  • “In Defense of Negative Campaigning.” Political Science Quarterly 111, 1996
  • In Pursuit of the White House: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees (editor). Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1995
  • The Changing American Mind: How and Why American Public Opinion Changed between 1960 and 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1992

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    PhD, 1989, Government
    Harvard Univerisity

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