photo: Christopher Deering

Christopher J. Deering

Title:
Professor of Political Science
Office:
463
Address: Monroe Hall
2115 G Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-6564
Fax: 202-994-7743
Email:
rocket@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

Background

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Professor Deering currently serves 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.

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Publications

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 Quarterly, Congress & The Presidency, International Political Science Review, Journal of Public Policy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Publius, and White House Studies.