Andrew Rudalevige

Andrew Rudalevige is associate professor of political science at Dickinson College. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. His main research interests are in the behavior and interaction of American political institutions, with a special focus on the executive branch and public administration. His first book, Managing the President's Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation, was published in 2002 by Princeton University Press and won the 2003 Richard E. Neustadt Award as the best political science book written on the presidency. A second, on the "imperial presidency" after Watergate, will be published in 2005 by the University of Michigan Press. Major current projects seek to explore the role of hierarchy in the informational economics of the Executive Office of the President and the role of the Office of Management and Budget in the presidential management of the wider executive branch.

From 1989-94, Rudalevige served as chief of staff to a member of the Massachusetts State Senate and then as an elected member of the city council in his hometown of Watertown. He is an avid fan of baseball and politics (and the politics of baseball) and is indoctrinating his children in the cult of the Red Sox Nation.