Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Sharece Thrower is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on how both Congress and the courts constrain the president’s use of various policy instruments such as executive orders, signing statements, rule making and regulatory review.

Her scholarship has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. Currently, she is working on projects examining the following topics: how changes in legislative capacity over time influence the exercise of presidential power; the duration of executive policymaking; gubernatorial unilateral policymaking; and testing theories of delegation with a newly developed measure of statutory discretion.

Prior to joining Vanderbilt University, she served on faculty in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 2013 to 2016. She received her B.A. from The Ohio State University in 2008 and her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2013.


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    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University