Associate Professor

Patrick McGuinn is Associate Professor of Political Science at Drew University. He has previously held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University, and the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and was a visiting scholar in the Education and Politics program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

His first book, No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005, (Kansas, 2006) was honored as a Choice outstanding academic title. His work has been published in Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Policy History, Publius: The Journal of FederalismThe Public InterestTeachers College RecordEducational Policy, and Governance. He has contributed chapters to a number of books including: Educational Innovation and Philadelphia’s School of the FutureJudging BushConservatism and American Political Development, No Remedy Left Behind, Educational Entrepreneurship, andThe Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism.

Research Interests

Patrick’s research interests are in national politics and institutions, education and social welfare policy, American political development, federalism, and the policymaking process.

Selected Publications

  • No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005 (University Press of Kansas , June 2006)
  • “The New Politics of Education: Analyzing the Federal Education Policy Landscape in the Post-NCLB Era,” Educational Policy  23.1 (2009): 15-42. [With Elizabeth DeBray-Pelot].

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