Core Faculty

Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

David Barker Professor SPA - Government

David C. Barker is Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS). He was previously Director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at Califo

  dbarker@american.edu

  (202) 885-1118

Founding Director, Professor and Director of the Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute (PAAI)

Professor and Director of the Campaign Management Institute (CMI)

Candice Nelson Professor and Department Chair, Government SPA - Government

Candice J. Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Government and the Academic Director of the Campaign Management Institute. She is an expert on presidential and congressional elections, and also

  cnelson@american.edu

  (202) 885-2338

Assistant Professor and Editor of Congress and the Presidency

Jeffrey Crouch Assistant Professor School of Prof and Extd Studies

Areas of Expertise: Federal Executive Clemency/Presidential PardonsDr. Jeffrey Crouch is an assistant professor of American politics at American University. He is the Editor of AU's Congress & the Pre

  crouch@american.edu

  (202) 895-4974