Mark J. Rozell


Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy


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Phone:   703-993-8171
Address: 3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201


Ph.D., 1987, University of Virginia (Politics)

M.A., 1983, University of Virginia (Public Administration)

B.A., 1982, Eisenhower College of Rochester Institute of Technology (Political Science)

Academic/Faculty Positions

George Mason University, 2004-present (Professor of Public Policy, 2004-2016; Hazel Chair 2016- present; Acting Dean 2013-2016; Dean, 2016-present).

Ordinary Professor of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 1999-2004 (Department Chair, 2002-2004; director of off-campus graduate programs 1999-2002).

Associate Professor of Political Science, The American University, 1995-1998.

Associate Professor of Political Science (1991-1995), Assistant Professor (1986-1990), Mary Washington College.

Latest Books

Catholics and U.S. Politics after the 2016 Elections: Understanding the “Swing” Vote. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan Press, 2017 (edited with Blandine Chelini-Pont and Marie Gayte).

God at the Grass Roots, 2016: The Christian Right in American Elections. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 (edited with Clyde Wilcox).

Religion and the American Presidency. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan Press, 2017 (revised and updated 3rd edition) (edited with Gleaves Whitney).

The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics (revised and updated sixth edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 (edited with Charles S. Bullock III).

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

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

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

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


On the First Hundred Days of the Trump Administration

Published on May 8, 2017 

The Looming Battle Over Executive Privilege

Published on Apr 7, 2008

Mark J. Rozell, professor in George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, has written about the use and misuse of executive privilege and how the branches of government share responsibilities. Rozell has written and edited numerous articles and books, including the forthcoming Catholics and Politics, edited with Kristin Heyer and Michael Genovese (Georgetown, 2008), and Religion and the Presidency, edited with Gleaves Whitney (Palgrave/MacMillan Press, 2007).


The Election of 2004

Collective Memory Project
SMU Center for Presidential History

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