American Politics (State and Local Government)
Professor John J. McGlennon has been with the College since 1974 and served as the Chairman of the Government Department from 1993 to 2001. Professor McGlennon received his BA from Fordham University and went on to obtain both his MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in United States politics with a special focus on the South and Virginia. He has many publications to his credit, including two books: The Life of the Parties: A Study of Presidential Activists, with Alan Abramowitz and Ronald Rapoport, co-editors, (University of Kentucky Press, 1986) and Party Activists in Virginia, with Alan Abramowitz and Ronald Rapoport (Institute of Government, University of Virginia, 1981).