Ph.D., political science, M.P.A. and B.A. (summa cum laude) American University School of Public Affairs
R. Sam Garrett holds a Ph.D. in political science, M.P.A. and B.A. (summa cum laude), all from American University’s School of Public Affairs. He serves as Specialist in American National Government at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Sam was selected as a 2005 Presidential Management Fellow. Sam continues to teach at AU as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Government. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Prior to joining CRS, Sam served as a visiting instructor in AU’s Department of Government and as Assistant Director for Research at CCPS. He is the author of Campaign Crises: Detours on the Road to Congress (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010). Sam and his wife, Karen, live in Washington, D.C.