About the Author
Ken Collier is a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Between the Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs and Speechwriting in the Institutionalized Presidency: Whose Line Is It? He has published articles in such journals as Journal of Politics, White House Studies, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Choice, and Social Science Quarterly. His research and teaching currently focus on presidential speechwriting and Texas politics. Steven Galatas is an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of Missouri. He has published articles in Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Party Politics, Politics and Policy, and PS: Political Science and Politics. His research and teaching concern comparative elections, voting behavior, and Texas judicial and legislative elections. Julie Harrelson-Stephens is an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, with a PhD from the University of North Texas. She has co-edited, with Rhonda L. Callaway, Exploring International Human Rights: Essential Readings and has been published in Conflict and Terrorism, PS: Political Science and Politics, Human Rights Review, and International Interactions. Her primary research interests include human rights, regime theory, and the Texas governor.