Professor of Political Science: He received his Ph.D. and MA in Political Science from the University of Houston. He also received a M Ed. from Bridgewater State College and a BA in History from Rhode Island College.
His teaching and research interests include the presidency, the bureaucracy, and public policy. He is the author or co-author of several books including Bureaucratic Dynamics, Politics, Bureaucrats, and the Environment, The Image-Is-Everything Presidency, The Changing American Presidency, and Enforcing the Law: The Case of the Clean Water Acts. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and other political science journals.