Political Science and International Studies
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Joshua Kennedy

Dr. Joshua Kennedy
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2014. His principal area of study and teaching is in American politics, with a more particular focus on the presidency and the federal bureaucracy. Kennedy has presented his work at numerous conferences, including the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association and the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. His research has appeared in such outlets as American Politics Research, Research and Politics, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.

Research and Teaching Interests: the American presidency, presidential power, federal bureaucracy, inter-branch relations, principal-agent dilemmas, Congress, state politics, political institutions

Selected Publications: 

“Does Congress Care About the President’s Popularity? Limitations on Presidential Prestige and the Power of Persuasion.” White House Studies (Forthcoming).

““‘Do This! Do That!’ And Nothing Will Happen”: Executive Orders and Bureaucratic Responsiveness.” American Politics Research 43(1):59-82.

“Signing Statements, Gridlock, and Presidential Strategy.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 44(4):602-622.

2014. “Understanding the Timing of ‘Official English’ Movement in the United States.” With Amy H. Liu, Anand Sokhey, and Annie Miller. Research and Politics 1(1):1-8.

Last updated: 10/9/2017

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