Christopher J. Deering

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Christopher J. Deering

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Emeriti Faculty


Office Phone: 202-994-6564
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Professor Deering served as Senior Associate Dean and Associate Provost at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus. He has previously served as chair of the Political Science Department, associate dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, director of academic planning and development for the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program, and academic director of GW’s Legislative Affairs program. As an APSA Congressional Fellow (1984-85) he served as a legislative aide to Senator George J. Mitchell (D, Maine). He also served as a Brookings Institution Research Fellow in Governmental Studies (1977-78). He earned his B.A. (1974) in Political Science at the University of Southern California (1974) and his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

American politics, U.S. Congress, congressional committees, foreign and defense policy, interest groups

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor Deering is co-author of Committees in Congress (1984, 1990, and 1997), co-editor of Interest Groups Unleashed (2012), and editor of Congressional Politics (1989). In addition to a variety of edited works, his research has appeared in American Politics QuarterlyCongress & The PresidencyInternational Political Science ReviewJournal of Public PolicyLegislative Studies QuarterlyPolitical Research QuarterlyPublius, and White House Studies.