On leave through Fall 2013. By appointment only.
Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
M.A., Political Science, Stanford University
M.A., Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
Presidency; Public Administration; Bureaucracy
David E. Lewis
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
David E. Lewis is Professor of Political Science and Law (by courtesy) at Vanderbilt University. His research interests include the presidency, executive branch politics and public administration. He is the author of Presidents and the Politics of Agency Design (Stanford University Press, 2003) and numerous articles on American politics, public administration and management. His most recent book, The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance (Princeton University Press, 2008), analyzes the causes and consequences of presidential politicization of the executive branch. The book received the Herbert A. Simon Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association's Public Administration Section and the Richard E. Neustadt Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association's Presidency Research Section. His current projects explore the political views of government agencies and their employees, the politics of presidential appointments and various aspects of public sector management performance. Ph.D. Stanford University.