Jonathan Bell Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Reading, UK. He is the author of The Liberal State on Trial: The Cold War and American Politics in the Truman Years (Columbia University Press, 2004) and a number of articles on American political history.
Devin Fergus is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., where he is completing The Ghetto Tax, 1974-2008. He is the author of Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980 (University of Georgia Press, 2009) and teaches history at Vanderbilt University.
Ron Formisano is the William T. Bryan Chair of American History at the University of Kentucky. His most recent book is For the People: American Populist Movements from the Revolution to the 1850s (2008).
Douglas N. Jones is the Harold L. and Audrey P. Enarson Professor (Emeritus) of Public Policy and Management at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. He is also Director (Emeritus) of the National Regulatory Research Institute, which he headed from its inception in 1978 to 1998. He has held senior positions in the federal government in both the executive and legislative branches. His fields of specialization are regulatory economics, public budgeting, and domestic regional development.
Daniel K. Williams is an assistant professor of history at the University of West Georgia. His forthcoming book, God's Own Party: The Making of America's Christian Right, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2010.
Andrea Louise Campbell, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, studies American politics, political behavior, public opinion, political inequality, and social policy. She is the author of How Policies Make Citizens: Senior Political Activism and the American Welfare State (Princeton University Press, 2003).
Eric M. Patashnik is Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Associate Dean of the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. His latest book is Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted (Princeton University Press, 2008). His two other books are Promoting the General Welfare: New Perspectives on Government Performance (co-editor with Alan S. Gerber, Brookings Institution Press, 2006) and Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge University Press, 2000).