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) is Founding Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University where he holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy. His research focuses on 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 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), to The President's Czars (University Press of Kansas, 2012) and Executive Privilege (University Press of Kansas, 3d edition, 2010). In addition, he has edited or co-edited two dozen books including Catholics and US Politics After the 2016 Elections (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2018), Religion and the American Presidency (3d edition, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2018) and Catholics and Politics: The Dynamic Tension Between Faith and Power (Georgetown University Press, 2008). He has also published over 100 articles and chapters. 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 in numerous national and international media.