Daniel Disalvo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at The City College of New York—CUNY. His scholarly work focuses on political parties, elections, public policy, and American political thought. He has written on these topics for a variety of publications, including Congress & the Presidency, The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, The Tocqueville Review, The American Interest, and Perspectives on Politics.
Amanda Ross Edwards received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in May 2002. From 2002 to 2004, she taught public policy, American politics, and political theory at Fairfield University. At present, she is an assistant teaching professor at North Carolina State University. She continues to research issues relating to the intersection between society, sport, and public policy.
Jonathan Herzog is a visiting assistant professor of history at Stanford University, where he teaches courses on modern American political and religious history. In 2009–10, he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is author of The Hammer and the Cross: America's Holy War Against Communism, forthcoming from Oxford University Press
Edward Berkowitz is a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Policy History and the co-chair of its 2008 policy history conference. He has used Thinking in Time in his history and public policy classes since its publication. He is the author most recently of Something Happened, a history of the 1970s (2006), and an editor of Social Security: A Documentary History (2008). His Mass Appeal: The Formative Era of Movies, Radio, and Television will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
Barry M. Blechman is the co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., focused on issues of national and international security. He is an expert on political/military policies, military strategy, and defense budgets and industries; he has worked in the Departments of State and Defense and at the Office of Management and Budget, and is a frequent consultant to the federal government on a wide range of subjects. Among other boards and commissions, Dr. Blechman served on the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States (1998–99), the Defense Policy Board (2002–6), and the Mayor's Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program Advisory Committee in the District of Columbia (2004–6). He is currently a member of the Department of State Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy. Dr. Blechman has written extensively on national security issues and has taught at several universities.
Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University, is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975 and On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and Its Consequences, 1948–2000. He is the editor of New Directions in American Political History (2005), The American Congress: The Building of Democracy (2004) and the co-editor of Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2008), The Constitution and Public Policy in [End Page 385] America (2008), and The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History (2003). Zelizer is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He is a co-editor for the Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America series of Princeton University Press. Zelizer has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Brookings Institution Research Fellow. [End Page 386]