ROBERT J. SPITZER is Distinguished Service Professor of political science at the State University of New York College at Cortland, where he served as chair of the political science department from 1983 to 1989. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1980.
Professor Spitzer's books include The Presidency and Public Policy ( 1983), The Right to Life Movement and Third Party Politics ( 1987), The Presidential Veto ( 1988), The Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution ( 1990), Media and Public Policy ( 1993), and President and Congress ( 1993). He has also contributed over one hundred articles to a variety of journals, books, and other publications.
From 1986 to 1990, Spitzer served as a member of the New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, and he has testified before Congress on several occasions, most recently (in 1994) before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on presidential power.