Professor Shirley Anne Warshaw Publishes Book on White House Staff

Political Science professor Shirley Anne Warshaw will release her latest book, Guide to the White House Staff (Congressional Quarterly Press) in April. The book examines both the evolution of the White House staff and its current administrative and policy making roles.  In particular, the book addresses the centralization of policy-making in the Nixon through Obama administrations, including the role of the National Security Council, Domestic Council, and the Economic Policy Council. Guide to the White House Staff follows her 2009 book, The Co-Presidency of Bush and Cheney (Stanford University Press), on the role that Vice President Cheney played in managing policy decisions in the Bush administration.

Dr. Warshaw is Professor of Political Science and the Harold G. Evans Chair in Eisenhower Leadership Studies at Gettysburg College. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, M.G.A. from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Gettysburg College faculty in 1986, Dr. Warshaw worked in Pennsylvania state government and served in the Governor's Office under two governors.

An authority on the American presidency, the president's Cabinet, and organizational decision structures for presidential policy making, Warshaw is a frequent speaker on National Public Radio, guest columnist, and commentator on radio and television on presidential leadership. Her research focuses on organizational decision structures for presidential decision-making and is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. Dr. Warshaw is married to Allen Warshaw and they have three grown sons. 

Published by CQ Press, Guide to the White House Staff is available for purchase in bookstores or online through Amazon.com or the publisher’s website. The book is set to release April 16, 2013.