Dr. Joseph A. Pika

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Dr. Joseph A. Pika

James R. Soles Professor
Political Science and International Relations

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Joseph A. Pika, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979) joined the Department in 1981. He specializes in American Government with an emphasis on the presidency, political leadership, education policy and Delaware politics. Professor Pika is currently conducting research on several aspects of federal and state education policy. He also has ongoing research interests in political leadership, White House staffing and Delaware politics. From 1997 to 2005 Professor Pika served on the Delaware State Board of Education. Professor Pika is on sabbatical leave during 2013-2014.

Recent Publications:

Joseph A. Pika and John Anthony Maltese. 2010. The Politics of the Presidency, Revised 7th edition. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

"Dick Cheney, Joe Biden and the New Vice Presidency," in The Presidency and the Political System, 9th ed. Michael Nelson, ed. Washington: CQ Press, 2009.

"The White House Office of Public Liaison," Presidential Studies Quarterly 39:3. (September 2009) 547-571.

"The White House Office of Public Liaison," The White House Transition Project: 2008

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