Michael L. Mezey is Professor of Political Science at DePaul University and former Dean of DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Before coming to DePaul, he served on the faculties of the University of Virginia, the University of Hawaii, and Wesleyan University and he has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago and Loyola University. He has written extensively on legislatures around the world, the United States Congress, and about the relationship between the Congress and the President in the United States. His books include Congress, the President, and Public Policy (Westview Press, 1989) and Representative Democracy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). He is currently at work on a book that examines the American presidency from a comparative perspective. At DePaul, Mezey teaches courses on the Congress, the Presidency, and comparative legislative behavior.