Professor Bruce A. Larson (Ph.D University of Virginia) is professor of political science at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A specialist in American political institutions and processes, he teaches and conducts research on a variety of topics, including the U.S. Congress, political parties and elections, and the politics of public policy. Larson was a Fulbright Scholar at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing during the fall 2013 semester. His most recent book is Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control, co-authored with Professor Eric Heberlig (University of Michigan Press, 2012). In 2014, the book won the 26th DB Hardeman Prize for the best book on the U.S. Congress published in 2012. The prize is awarded by the LBJ Presidential Library, Austin TX.