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Grant Reeher

Professor, Political Science


Contact Information

313 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-5046

Director, Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute


Ph.D., Yale University, 1992


American politics, political theory, health-care policy, citizenship and democracy, public engagement


Critical Issues for the United States (Maxwell Course)
Democratic Theory and Practice
Local Political Internship
Classic Theories of American Politics 


The Trusted Leader:  Building the Relationships that Make Government Work.  Washington, D.C.:  CQ Press, 2008.  With Terry Newell and Peter Ronayne.

First Person Political: Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service. New York: New York University Press, 2006.

“Reform and Remembrance: The Meaning of the Private Sector in the Future of Health Care Policy,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 2003.

Click On Democracy: The Internet’s Power to Change Political Apathy into Civic Action. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2002. With Steve Davis and Larry Elin.

The Insider’s Guide to Political Internships: What To Do Once You’re in the Door (editor and contributor). Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2002. With Mack Mariani. 

Research Interests

Democratic processes and the dynamics of representation; social justice; health care politics and policy; legislative behavior

Research Projects

Two books:  "An Examination of Political Representation Through the Lens of Legislatively-oriented Activity" and "An Examination of Representation and Citizen Political Efficacy in Situations of Extreme Political Inequality."

SU Affiliations

Campbell Public Affairs Institute