Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History, UCL

I am Professor of US Studies and Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History at the Institute of the Americas, University College London. I have wide ranging interests in US history from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular focus on two things: the US presidency; and US economic policy. I have published extensively in both fields and one of my books, The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush was awarded the Richard E. Neustadt Prize in 2010. I am currently writing a biography of Ronald Reagan.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History, University College London

Education

  • 1975 
    LSE, PhD

Publications

  • 2013
    Seeking a New Majority: the Republican Party and American Politics, 1960-1980, Vanderbilt University Press
  • 2012
    Watergate Remembered: the Legacy for American Politics, Palgrave
  • 2009
    The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush, University Press of Kansas