About the Author
Dennis W. Johnson is professor of Political Management at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. He is the author of a number of works on government, politics, campaigns and public policy, including No Place for Amateurs: How Political Consultants Are Reshaping American Democracy, 2nd ed. (2007), Congress Online: Bridging the Gap between Citizens and their Legislators (2004), The Laws that Shaped America: Fifteen Acts of Congress and Their Lasting Impact (2009), and Campaigning in the Twenty-first Century (2011). He is also editor of and contributor to the Routledge Handbook on Political Management (2008) and Campaigning for President 2008: Strategy and Tactics, New Voices and New Techniques (2009). All of his books were published by Routledge. During the 2010-2011 academic year, he was Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. He has served as director of the Masters of Legislative Affairs program, associate dean and interim executive director of the Graduate School of Political Management. He has also been a political consultant, specializing in candidate and opposition research for Democratic senatorial and gubernatorial candidates.