CCPS Fellows


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

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  (202) 895-4974

Chris Edelson Assistant Professor SPA - Government

Chris Edelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. His teaching and research interests focus on presidential national security power under the U.S. Constitution. His first book,

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  (202) 885-6218

Elizabeth Fischer Martin Executive in Residence and CCPS Fellow

Betsy Fischer Martin is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is an Executive in Residence at American University's School of Public Affairs and the co-host of Bloomberg Poli

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Daniel Freeman Research Fellow in Residence School of Prof & Extd Studies

Professor Freeman has extensive experience in government policy making. He is admitted to the bar of District of Columbia and Federal Courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as White Hous

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  (202) 895-4920

R. Sam Garrett Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA - Government

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 a

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  (202) 885-3491

Patrick Griffin Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Patrick J. Griffin teaches a graduate seminar on the legislative process and is the academic director of the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute for CCPS. In addition, he is working on the AU/Pe

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Eric Hershberg Director, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies Center for Latin American/Latino Studies

Eric Hershberg is director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a professor of government at American University. From 2007-2009 he was President of the Latin American Studies Assoc

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  (202) 885-6172

Jennifer Lawless Professor SPA - Government

Jennifer L. Lawless graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a B.A. in political science. She went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. Her

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  (202) 885-6452

Jan Leighley Professor SPA - Government

Jan E. Leighley's research and teaching interests focus on American political behavior, voter turnout, media and politics, and racial/ethnic political behavior. She has published in the American Polit

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  (202) 885-6220

David Lublin Professor SPA - Government

The recipient of two grants from the National Science Foundation grants and a fellowship from the German Marshall Fund, David Lublin has authored three books, including Minority Rules: Electoral Syste

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  (202) 885-2913

Anita McBride CCPS Fellow in Residence SPA - School of Public Affairs

Anita B. McBride is Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. She directs programming an

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  (202) 885-6604

Ryan Moore Assistant Professor SPA - Government

Ryan T. Moore is assistant professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs. His research interests include American politics, the politics of social policies (such as pensions, welfare, and he

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  (202) 885-6470

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

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  (202) 885-2338

Alicia Prevost SPA - Government

Alicia Kolar Prevost brings more than 10 years of experience in government and politics to her American government classes. She has worked at the Democratic National Committee, the 2000 and 2004 Democ

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  (202) 885-6246

Elizabeth Suhay Assistant Professor SPA - Government

Liz Suhay specializes in the study of public opinion, political psychology, and political communication, all within the U.S. context. Her current research agenda is divided between two topic areas. Th

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  (202) 885-6258

Jordan Tama Associate Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the politics, processes, and institutions of U.S. foreign and national security policy making. His research has investigated presidential-congressional relations, foreig

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  (202) 885-2332

James Wallner Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

James I. Wallner is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, where he is a member of its Governance Project team and Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. James is the author of two books, The

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Matthew Wright Associate Professor SPA - Government

Professor Wright has taught courses on American politics, public opinion, political psychology, immigration, and political methodology. In his research, he has explored numerous topics relevant to Ame

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  (202) 885-6458

Frances E. Lee has been a member of the Maryland faculty since 2004. She teaches courses in American government, the public policy process, legislative politics, political ambition, and political institutions. Her research interests focus on American governing institutions, especially the U.S. Congress. She is co-editor of Legislative Studies Quarterly, a scholarly journal specializing in legislatures. She is author of Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and coauthor of Sizing Up The Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation (University of Chicago Press 1999). She is coauthor of a comprehensive textbook on the U.S. Congress, Congress and Its Members (Sage / CQ Press). Her research has also appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. Her work has received national recognition, including the American Political Science Association's Richard F. Fenno Award for the best book on legislative politics in 2009, the D. B. Hardeman Award presented by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation for the best book on a congressional topic in both 1999 and 2009, and the APSA's E. E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics in 1997. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 1997. She was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution from 1997-98. From 1998-2003 she taught in the political science department at Case Western Reserve University. In 2002-2003, she worked on Capitol Hill as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.