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Grant Reeher

Professor of Political Science, Director and Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Grant Reeher is director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and a professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Grant’s research and teaching interests are primarily in American politics and political theory, with an emphasis on legislative politics, democratic representation, and active citizenship.

Among other books, he is the author of First Person Political:  Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service (2006), Narratives of Justice: Legislators’ Beliefs about Distributive Fairness (1996), co-author of Click on Democracy: The Internet’s Power to Change Political Apathy into Civic Action (2002), and co-editor of The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work (2008, 2nd ed. 2012). His academic journal publications include pieces in Health AffairsJournal of Health Politics, Policy and LawThe Responsive CommunityPolity; and PS: Political Science and Politics.

He has also published many editorial essays on various political topics, including pieces in The New York TimesThe Chicago TribuneThe Ottawa Citizen, NewsdayThe Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and pieces that have been distributed through Knight-Ridder. At various points he has been a regular columnist for The Syracuse Post-Standard.

He has also been quoted in many newspaper stories, including pieces appearing in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TodayThe Financial TimesThe Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, SalonNewsdayThe HillRoll Call, and Ouest France. Grant is a 1982 graduate of Dartmouth College, and earned his Ph.D. in 1992 from Yale University.