Michael L. Mezey is a professor of political science at DePaul University. He earned his B.A. from the College of the City of New York and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Syracuse University. He served on the faculties of the University of Virginia and the University of Hawaii before joining DePaul University's faculty in 1977 as chair of the Political Science Department. From 1993 thru 2005, Professor Mezey served as Dean of DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has held visiting and adjunct faculty appointments at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Wesleyan University in Connecticut, the University of Chicago, and Loyola University of Chicago. At DePaul, he teaches courses on the American Presidency and the United States Congress. He is the author of numerous scholarly papers, articles, and anthology chapters in the areas of comparative legislative behavior, legislative politics, and American politics. He has written three books: Comparative Legislatures (Duke University Press, 1979), Congress, the President, and Public Policy (Westview Press, 1989), and Representative Democracy: Legislators and their Constituents (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).