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Richard Pious, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Adolph S. and Effie Ochs Chair in History and American Studies

(212) 854-5438

408 Lehman Hall

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Richard M. Pious, professor of political science and Adolph S. and Effie Ochs Chair in History and American Studies, taught at Columbia College from 1968 through 1972, and joined the Barnard faculty in 1973. He also taught at York University, Toronto. Professor Pious's teaching includes courses on American politics, constitutional and public law, and political decision making.

Professor Pious has written widely on American politics and the American presidency. He is the author of several books, including The American Presidency; The President, Congress, and the Constitution; and The War on Terrorism and the Rule of Law. His articles have appeared in the Wisconsin Law Review, the Journal of International Affairs, the Journal of Armed Forces and Society, Political Science Quarterly, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. He has written several books for young audiences, including The Young Oxford Companion to the Presidency of the United States.


  • American politics
  • American national government
  • Presidential politics and government
  • Presidential and congressional elections
  • Constitutional and public law
  • National security politics and processes
  • Environmental politics and policy-making

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