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Eleanor Schiff

Visiting Professor of Political Science, Bucknell University

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.

I have also held appointments at Dickinson College and Penn State. 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.  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, I am working to complete my book project on political control of the bureaucracy.