David Eric Lewis
Professor (Secondary Appointment), Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Dept. of Political Science
David E. Lewis is a political scientist that studies executive politics, policy, and public administration. His research has been featured in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Washington Post. His current research examines the causes and consequences of the neglect of government bureaucracy. He serves on the editorial boards of Presidential Studies Quarterly and Public Administration. He holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Law and is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration.
- “Elite Perceptions of Agency Ideology and Workforce Skill.” (with Mark D. Richardson and Joshua D. Clinton) Journal of Politics 80(1):303-8 (2018).
- “Will Federal Employees Work for a President They Disagree With?” (with Alexander D. Bolton and John M. de Figueiredo) Harvard Business Review, February 10, 2017.
- “Agency Performance Challenges and Agency Politicization.” (with Abby K. Wood) Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 27(4):581-95 (2017).
- “Presidents and Patronage.” (with Gary E. Hollibaugh, Jr. and Gabe Horton), American Journal of Political Science 58(4):1024-1042 (2014).
- “Influencing the Bureaucracy: The Irony of Congressional Oversight.” (with Joshua D. Clinton and Jennifer L. Selin), American Journal of Political Science 58(2):387-401 (2014).
- “Separated Powers in the United States.” (with Joshua D. Clinton, Anthony M. Bertelli, Christian Grose, and David C. Nixon) American Journal of Political Science 56(2):341-54 (2012).