Jeffrey Cohen

Professor of Political Science Emeritus
Email: [email protected]

  • PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1979
    BA, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1973

  • Most of Professor Cohen’s research concerns American politics and policy making, especially the American presidency. Specific studies have investigated public opinion regarding the presidency, presidential relations with the news media, and presidential relations with Congress. In recent years, while maintaining his active interest in the American presidency, his attention has turned to antisemitism in public opinion in the United States and around the globe.

    Courses Taught

    • POSC 1100 - Introduction to Politics
    • POSC 3217 - The American Presidency
    • POSC 3321 - American Public Policy
    • POSC 4015 - American Economic Policy
    • POSC 4305 - Seminar: American Politics
  • Jeffery Cohen's major teaching and research interests include American Political Institutions and Public Policy, more particularly the Presidency, the Mass Media, and Economic Policy. Jeffrey E. Cohen came to Fordham University in 1997, after teaching for 20 years in large universities in the Midwest and South, including Alabama, Illinois, and Kansas. And during academic year 2008-2009, he was a Visiting Senior Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, AY 2008-2009. He has also been interviewed on numerous occasions by the press, including NPR. He was the President of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association during academic year 2009-2010 and was the Features Editor for the Polls (1999-2007) and the Elections and Polls (2007-2013) sections of Presidential Studies Quarterly. Professor Cohen is also a movie buff of older films from the 1930s-1950s, especially film noir.

  • Professor Cohen has published over 100 articles and book chapters in major Political Science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, as well as 15 books. Several of his books have won national awards. His book, Presidential Responsiveness and Public Policy, won the 1998 Richard E. Neustadt Award of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association. His book, Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age (Cambridge University Press, 2010) won both the 2011 Richard E. Neustadt Award from the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association and the 2012 Goldsmith Award from the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His most recent book is The President on Capitol Hill: A Theory of Institutional Influence (Columbia University Press 2019).

  • Jeffrey Cohen CV