George C. Edwards III is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University.

George C. Edwards IIIProfessor Edwards has served as both the Winant Professor of American Government and the Olin Professor of American Government at Oxford, the John Adams Fellow at the University of London, and in senior visiting positions at Sciences Po-Paris, Peking University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is an Associate Member of Nuffield College and a Distinguished Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford. He was also the founder and from 1991-2001 the director of The Center for Presidential Studies.

A leading scholar of the presidency, he has authored many articles and written or edited 25 books on American politics and public policy making and more than 80 articles and book chapters (CV). In addition to his work as editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly, he is the general editor of the Oxford Handbook of American Politics (Oxford University Press) series. Among his recent books, On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit (Yale University Press) examines the effectiveness of presidential leadership of public opinion; Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America (Yale University Press) evaluates the consequences of the current method of electing the U.S. president; Governing by Campaigning (Pearson) analyzes the politics of the Bush presidency; and The Strategic President (Princeton University Press) offers a new formulation for understanding presidential leadership. Overreach (Princeton University Press), analyzes presidential leadership during the Obama presidency.  His most recent book, Predicting the Presidency (Princeton University Press) shows how understanding the nature of president leadership allows us to predict the legislative success of a president and investigates the president’s leadership of those predisposed to support his initiatives.

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