I am a historian who examines the intersection of American politics and culture. My work examines not only the realities of politics and policymaking, but also the ways that Americans interpret and imagine the political world around them. Much of that focuses on the Presidency in politics, policymaking, and culture. My work in this area extends from the Founding Fathers through the current day. In addition to my research in these fields, I teach courses on the American political system in general and the American Presidency in particular. I have written periodic op-ed pieces for various media outlets, and have served as an expert for print, radio, and TV journalists.