Speaker biographies

DEAN MARK ROZELL

Dean of George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government


Mark J. Rozell is the Founding Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel chair in public policy. He is the author of nine books and editor of twenty additional books on various topics in US government and politics, including the Presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections. His latest book is Federalism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2019.


He has testified before Congress on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad. In recent years, he has lectured in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Vietnam.


Rozell writes frequent opinion columns for major media outlets such as The Hill, New York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for television and in publications such as The Washington Post and Time Magazine.


He currently serves as a Judge for the Gerald R. Ford Award Committee for Outstanding Reporting on the Presidency for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation.


Latest Books:

Federalism: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019 (with Clyde Wilcox).


The South and the Transformation of American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019 (with Charles S. Bullock III, Susan MacManus, and Jeremy D. Mayer).


Catholics and U.S. Politics after the 2016 Elections: Understanding the “Swing Vote". New York: Palgrave-MacMillan Press, 2018 (edited volume with Blandine Chelini-Pont and Marie Gayte).


The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics (revised and updated sixth edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 (edited volume with Charles S. Bullock III).


God at the Grass Roots, 2016: The Christian Right in American Elections. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 (edited volume with Clyde Wilcox).


Religion and the American Presidency (revised and expanded third edition). New York: Palgrave-MacMillan Press, 2017 (edited volume with Gleaves Whitney). 

 

The President’s Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution, University Press of Kansas, April 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

The Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics, published by Oxford University Press, 2012 (co-edited with Charles S. Bullock III).


Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering (3rd edition), published by Oxford University Press, 2012 (with Michael Franz and Clyde Wilcox).


Executive Privilege: Presidential Power, Secrecy and Accountability (3rd edition). Published by University Press of Kansas, 2010.


He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.


Professor Rozell writes frequent op-ed columns in such publications as The Hill, New York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for television and in publications such as The Washington Post and Time Magazine. Please see the Faculty Publications page for his most recent commentary.

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