David Lewis

David Lewis is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, M.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.

His research interests include the presidency, executive branch politics and public administration.

Representative Publications

“Influencing the Bureaucracy: The Irony of Congressional Oversight.” (with Joshua d. Clinton and Jennifer L. Selin), forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science

“The Personnel Process in the Modern Presidency.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 42(3):577-96 (2012)

“Political Appointments, Civil Service Systems, and Bureaucratic Competence: Organizational Balancing and Gubernatorial Revenue Forecasts in the American States.” (with George Krause and James Douglas) American Journal of Political Science 50(3):770-87 (2006)

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