Mark J. Rozell

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Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government

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Phone: 703-993-8171

Fax: 703-993-8215
Mason Square, Van Metre Hall,
Room 514A
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1

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Mark J. Rozell is the founding dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy. He is the author or coauthor of 13 books and editor of 20 additional books on various topics in U.S. government and politics, including the Presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, southern politics, and interest groups in elections.

He has testified before Congress on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad. In recent years, he has lectured in Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Rozell is a contributing writer for the Washington Post. His column on Virginia politics appears in Local Opinions. Since 1994, he has served as a judge for the Gerald R. Ford Award Committee for Outstanding Reporting on the Presidency for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation.

His latest written and co-written books include:

  • The Changing Political South: How Minorities and Women are Transforming the Region. Oxford University Press, 2024 (with C. Bullock, S. MacManus, and J. Mayer).
  • African American Statewide Candidates in the New South. Oxford University Press, 2022 (with Charles S. Bullock III, Susan MacManus, and Jeremy D. Mayer).
  • Executive Privilege: Presidential Power, Secrecy and Accountability (4th edition). University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • The Unitary Executive Theory: A Danger to Constitutional Government. University Press of Kansas, 2020 (with Jeffry Crouch and Mitchel A. Sollenberger).
  • Federalism: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019 (with Clyde Wilcox).
  • The South and the Transformation of U.S. Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019 (with Charles S. Bullock III, Susan MacManus, and Jeremy D. Mayer).
  • The President’s Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution. University Press of Kansas, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).
  • Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering (3rd edition). Oxford University Press, 2012 (with Michael Franz and Clyde Wilcox).

View Mark Rozell's CV

Areas of Research

  • Elections
  • Federalism/State and Local Government
  • Presidency
  • Public Law
  • Religion and Politics
  • Separation of Powers (U.S.)
  • U.S. Politics