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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

Personal Website


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