Findings reported in a new paper co-authored by Northeastern Distinguished Professor David Lazer challenge conventional wisdom that politics is all about targeting your base and tiptoeing around the opposition.. . .
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Ph.D., 1967, Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Tormented President: Calvin Coolidge, Death and Clinical Depression, Westport, Ct.: Praeger Publications, 2003.
Managing Crisis: Presidential Disability and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. New York: Fordham University Press, 2000
The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House, 2nd edition. New York: Fordham University Press, 1998
“Ronald Reagan’s Presidency: The Effects of an Alcoholic Parent”, Political Psychology, October, 2008.
“Eisenhower’s Heart Attack: Medical Treatment, Political Effects and the ‘Behind the Scenes’ Leadership Style”, Politics and the Life Sciences, March, 2008
“Personal Tragedy and Presidential Performance,” Congress and the Presidency, Fall, 2006
“Psychological Illness in Presidents”, Political Psycholgy, February 2006
“Coping with Presidential Disability: The Proposal for a standing Medical Commission,” Politics and The Life Sciences, March, 2003
“The Twenty-Fifth Amendment”, Presidential Studies Quarterly, December, 2003
Robert D. Klein University Lecturer, 2004
Excellence in Teaching Award Winner
Member, Working Group on Presidential Disability, 1994-1997
Editorial Board, Politics, Culture and Society Grantee, John F. Kennedy Foundation
Grantee, Center for the Study of the Presidency
American Political Science Association
International Political Science Association
Center for the Study of the Presidency
International Society for Political Psychology
Association for Politics and The Life Sciences
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
Member, Working Group on Disability in U.S. Presidents
Member, Executive Board, Psycho-Politics Research Group, International Political Science Association, 1996 – 2002.
Section Chair (Leadership Section), Annual Meeting, International Society for Political Psychology, Portland, Oregon, 2007.
Member, Organizing Committee, Annual Meeting, International Society for Political Psychology, 2002-2003.
Member, Planning Committee, Calvin Coolidge Symposium, John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, 1998.
Member, Organizing Committee, Annual Meeting, Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, Boston, 1998.
Member, National Advisory Council, Calvin Coolidge Foundation, 1998-2002