William G. Howell

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William G. Howell is an award-winning American political scientist and Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies. He studies the American presidency and has published books on the subject. Howell has twice received the Richard E. Neustadt Award for best book on the American presidency from the American Political Science Association.[1] He has published about presidential power and education policy in various media outlets including the New York Times [2] and the Wall Street Journal.[3] Howell has published in scholarly journals including the American Journal of Political Science,[4] Presidential Studies Quarterly,[5] and Journal of Politics.[6] He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2000 and his BA from Wesleyan University.[7][8]



  1. ^ "Richard E. Neustadt Book Award – Awards – LibraryThing". librarything.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Howell, William, "Just as the Framers Intended" New York Times September 21, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/09/20/when-the-white-house-speaks-on-the-campaign-trail/just-as-the-framers-intended
  3. ^ Howell, William and Paul Peterson and Martin West, "Teachers Unions Have a Popularity Problem", Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2012 "http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303640104577440390966357830.html
  4. ^ Berry, C., B. Burden and W. Howell. 2010. “After Enactment: The Lives and Deaths of Discretionary Programs.” American Journal of Political Science. 54(1): 1-17.
  5. ^ , Howell, W., S. Jackman, and J. Rogowski. 2012. “The Wartime President: Insights, Lessons, and Opportunities for Continued Investigation.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. 42(4): 791-810.
  6. ^ Howell, W. and D. Lewis. 2002. “Agencies by Presidential Design.” Journal of Politics. 64(4): 1095–1114.
  7. ^ University of Chicago Faculty Page http://political-science.uchicago.edu/people/faculty/howell.shtml
  8. ^ "Front & Center with John Callaway: The Turning Point | Pritzker Military Museum & Library | Chicago". pritzkermilitary.org. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  9. ^ books.google.com/books?isbn=140084083X
  10. ^ "Recipients of the D. B. Hardeman Prize". LBJ Foundation. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  11. ^ books.google.com/books?isbn=0691102694
  12. ^ books.google.com/books?isbn=0815736851

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