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Eleanor Schiff

Visiting Professor of Political Science, Dickinson College

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Penn State in 2017. In addition I  also hold an M.B.A. from Penn State and a B.A., cum laude, from Carleton College. I specialize in American political institutions with a particular focus on inter-branch interactions with the federal bureaucracy, policymaking dynamics (particularly Education), and extra-institutional actors’ influence on the bureaucracy. My work has appeared in Interest Groups & Advocacy. Prior to my academic career, I held numerous demanding roles across the U.S. government including four years at the White House. Additionally, I  served as the Deputy Director for Commission on the Future of Higher Education and held staff positions in the U.S. Senate.   I am most at home in the classroom and enjoy engaging with students and helping them to grow as thinkers and writers. Outside of teaching, Eleanor is working to complete her book project on political control of the bureaucracy.