Grant D. Reeher
Grant Reeher is Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and a professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also creator, host, and producer of “The Campbell Conversations,” an award-winning weekly regional NPR public affairs show featuring extended in-depth interviews with regional and national writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals. Grant’s research and teaching interests are primarily in American politics and political theory, with an emphasis on legislative politics, democratic representation, active citizenship, and health care policy and politics. Among other books, he is the author of First Person Political: Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service (2006), Narratives of Justice: Legislators’ Beliefs about Distributive Fairness (1996), co-author of Click on Democracy: The Internet's Power to Change Political Apathy into Civic Action (2002), and co-editor of The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work (2008, 2nd ed. 2012). In 2008, he co-founded CNYSpeaks, a deliberative public engagement initiative dedicated to providing residents of the Central New York region with opportunities to have a meaningful and constructive voice about issues affecting their lives. Also in that year Syracuse University awarded him the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence. Grant is a 1982 graduate of Dartmouth College, and earned his Ph.D. in 1992 from Yale University.