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Forrest Maltzman Faculty Member

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Forrest Maltzman is professor of political science at GWU and was provost from 2016-2019. Prior to becoming GW's provost, Forrest served as senior vice provost for academic affairs and planning in the provost’s office. Previously, Forrest was the chair of GWU’s nationally ranked political science department. The political science department has over forty-five tenure track faculty, approximately 650 majors and a graduate program with a census close to 90. Forrest joined the GW faculty in 1993. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. From 1991-1992, he held a Hartley Fellowship at the Brookings Institution, and in 1995 he served as an American Political Science Association Congressional fellow. He has served on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Congress and the Presidency, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. His research focuses on the politics of elite decision-making within Congress and the Supreme Court. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Judicature, and he is the author of Competing Principals: Committees, Parties, and the Organization of Congress (Michigan 1997). He is also the coauthor of Crafting Law on the Supreme Court: The Collegial Game (Cambridge 2000), Advice and Dissent: The Struggle to Shape the Federal Judiciary (Brookings 2009), and The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make (Princeton 2011).

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