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Peter S. Kalikow Chair In Presidential Studies

Dr. Meena Bose

MEENA BOSE is Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University and Director of Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. A nationally recognized scholar on the American presidency, she frequently comments on presidential politics for media including most recently Fox News Radio, CBS Radio, The New York Times Room for Debate online forum, and Newsday.

Her first book, Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy (Texas A&M University Press, 1998), was based on her dissertation, which won the Best Dissertation on the Presidency Award from the Center for Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University in 1997. Dr. Bose also is editor of the reference volume The New York Times on the Presidency (2009), as well as co-editor of several volumes in presidential studies and a reader in American politics. She is the third author for the textbook American Government: Institutions and Policies (15th edition forthcoming), by James Q. Wilson, John J. DiIulio, Jr., and Matthew Levendusky.

Dr. Bose has developed non-partisan courses sponsored by The Washington Center in connection with the national party conventions as well as on key issues in American politics. She also has designed and taught courses for Elderhostel on presidential leadership and American politics. Dr. Bose serves on the editorial board of Political Science Quarterly and has been a guest editor several times for White House Studies.

Dr. Bose taught for six years at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she also served as Director of American Politics in 2006.  Dr. Bose previously was an assistant professor of political science at Hofstra from 1996-2000 and acting director of Hofstra’s University Honors Program from 1999-2000.  Long Island Business News selected her as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” leaders on Long Island in 2009. She received her undergraduate degree in international politics from Penn State University (1990), and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University (1992, 1996).