Ronald G. Shaiko

Senior Fellow
Associate Director, Curricular and Research Programs
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Ronald G. Shaiko is a Senior Fellow and the Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. The 2016-2017 academic year marks his 30th year of university teaching and his 16th year at Dartmouth College.

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In November of 2007, he received the Linda '82 and Paul Gridley Faculty Fellow Award from the Dean of the College; the award recognizes exemplary faculty involvement outside of the classroom.

Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Professor Shaiko was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Politics in the American Studies Center at Warsaw University in Poland during the 2000-2001 academic year.

Throughout the decade of the 1990s, Professor Shaiko taught at American University, where he founded and served as the founding academic director of the Lobbying Institute. During his 10 years at American, Professor Shaiko served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993-1994 and as a Democracy Fellow at the United States Agency for International Development in 1998-1999.

During his three decades of teaching, he has received more than $1.3 million in grants, awards, and fellowships.

He holds a B.A. in political science and history from Ursinus College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

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Department(s): 
Government
Center(s): 
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
Education: 
B.A. Ursinus College
M.A. Syracuse University
Ph.D. Syracuse University

Selected Publications

"Admissions Is Just Part of the Diversity Puzzle," The Chronicle of Higher Education (Diversity in Academe Issue), 59 (39), June 14, 2013, pp. A24-A25. 

"It Wasn't Easy Being Green in 2010: The League of Conservation Voters and the Uphill Battle to Make the Environment Matter," in Paul S. Herrnson, Clyde Wilcox, and Christopher J. Deering, eds., Interest Groups Unleashed (Washington, DC: (Sage/Congressional Quarterly Press, 2012), pp.153-169.

"The News Media and Organized Interests in the United States," in Mark Rozell, ed., Media Power, Media Politics, 2nd edition (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008).

"Political Parties--On the Path to Revitalization," in Richard Semiatin, ed., Campaigns on the Cutting Edge (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2008), pp. 105-122.

"Same-Sex Marriage, GLBT Organizations, and the Lack of Spirited Political Engagement," in Clyde Wilcox and Craig Rimmerman, eds., The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), pp. 85-103.

The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking in Washington, 2nd Edition, co-edited with Paul S. Herrnson and Clyde Wilcox, Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2005.

"Making the Connection: Organized Interests, Political Representation, and the Changing Rules of the Game in Washington Politics," in Paul S. Herrnson, Ronald G. Shaiko, and Clyde Wilcox, eds., The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking in Washington, 2nd edition, Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2005; with Paul S. Herrnson and Clyde Wilcox.

"Spin, Advocacy, and Political News Reporting: The media and Interest Groups in the United States," in Mark Rozell, ed., Media Power, Media Politics, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003, pp. 181-205.

Voices and Echoes for the Environment: Public Interest Representation in the 1990s and Beyond, Columbia University Press, 1999.

The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking in Washington, Chatham House Publishers, 1998; co-editor.

"Female Participation in Association Governance and Political Representation: Women as Executive Directors, Board Members, Lobbyists, and PAC Directors," Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Winter 1997; (Winner, 1999 Editors' Prize for Best Scholarly Paper in Nonprofit Management and Leadership).

USAID Political Party Development Assistance, United States Agency for International Development/Center for Democracy and Governance Technical Publications Series (PN-ACE-500), April 1999.

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