The Catholic University of America

Mark J. Rozell, Ph.D.

IPR Fellow
Email: mrozell[at]
Phone: 703-993-8171

Mark J. Rozell (Ph.D., 1987, University of Virginia; MPA, 1983, University of Virginia) is Acting Dean and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, where he teaches courses in American institutions, public policy, religion and politics, and media and politics. His research focuses on the issues of religion and U.S. politics, the U.S. presidency, executive privilege, the media, and interest groups. Dr. Rozell has published extensively on these and related topics, with books ranging from Second Coming: The New Christian Right in Virginia Politics (with Clyde Wilcox, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), to Media Power, Media Politics (with Jeremy D. Mayer, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), or to Power and Prudence: The Presidency of George H.W. Bush (with Ryan Barilleaux, Texas A& M University Press, 2004). In addition, he edited or co-edited about 20 books (such as Catholics and Politics: The Dynamic Tension Between Faith and Power. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2008; with Kristen Heyer and Michael Genovese).  His most recent books are: The President's Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution with Mitchel A. Sollenberger (University Press of Kansas, 2012) and Religion and the American Presidency co-edited with Gleaves Whitney (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2012).  He has also published over 100 articles and chapters in the field of American government. Besides delivering over 100 presentations at various conferences, Dr. Rozell has been asked to lecture on Capitol Hill, at universities around the world, for non-profits, and to testify for House of Representatives committees. Dr. Rozell is a sought-after political analyst, who has appeared numerous times on national and local news channels.