Irwin L. Morris is Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on a variety of topics in the field of American politics, including political economy, public policymaking, race and ethnic politics, and Southern politics. His books include Reactionary Republicanism: How the Tea Party in the House Paved the Way for Trump’s Victory (coauthored with Bryan Gervais, Oxford 2018), The Rational Southerner: Black Mobilization, Republican Growth, and the Partisan Transformation of the American South (coauthored with M.V. Hill III and Quentin Kidd, Oxford 2012), The American Presidency: An Analytical Approach (Cambridge 2010),  Votes, Money, and the Clinton Impeachment (Westview 2002), and Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve: The Politics of American Monetary Policymaking, (Michigan 2000) Professor Morris has published many articles in top ranked journals such as the American Journal of Political Science; Legislative Studies Quarterly; Electoral Studies; Public Choice; American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. He is current research includes a book on the changing character of Southern politics, Movers, Stayers, and the Partisan Transformation of 21st Century Southern Politics (under contract at Oxford). 

Areas of Interest

  • American Politics, Public Policy, Presidency, Southern Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics, Political Economy
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT170 American Government Spring 2019 Syllabus
GVPT475 The Presidency and the Executive Branch Fall 2018 Syllabus

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