Division of Social ScienceDepartment
Professor Rich is on leave. He is currently the President and CEO of The Roosevelt Institute.
Ph.D. Yale University, 1999
10100: United States Politics and Government An analysis of processes, values and problems of American government and democracy. Special emphasis is given to national political institutions and issues. 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
22100: The Congress An examination of the role of legislative bodies in our political system. Organization, procedures and operations are the focus of the course. Case studies dealing with contemporary policy-making are integrated throughout the semester. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
22200: The Presidency Assessment of the present and possible future role of the American presidency. The development of the office, its relationship to other institutions and politics, and contemporary problems. Topics include the duties of the President as Chief Executive, legislator, shaper of foreign policy, Commander-in-Chief, party leader, and head of state. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Think Tanks, Public Policy, and the Politics of Expertise (Cambridge University Press, 2004). “The Politics of Expertise in Congress and the News Media,” Social Science Quarterly, September 2001, 82(3): 583-601.