Email: flee1 at umd•edu
Frances E. Lee joined the faculty at Maryland in the Fall of 2004. She teaches
courses in American government, the public policy process, legislative politics,
and political institutions. She is also Director of the Government & Politics
Her research interests focus on American governing institutions, especially
the U.S. Congress. She is author of Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles
and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and
coauthor of Sizing Up The Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation (University
of Chicago Press 1999). She is also coauthor of a comprehensive textbook on the
U.S. Congress, Congress and Its Members (CQ Press). Her research has also
appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political
Science, Journal of Politics, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. Her work
has received national recognition, including the American Political Science Association's
E. E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics in
1997, the APSA's Richard F. Fenno Award for the best book on legislative politics
in 2009, and the D. B. Hardeman Award presented by the Lyndon Baines Johnson
Award for the best book on a congressional topic in 1999.
Dr. Lee recently discussed her latest book, "Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate," on C-SPAN's BookTV.
She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in
1997. She was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution from 1997-98. From
1998-2003 she taught in the political science department at Case Western Reserve
University. In 2002-2003, she worked on Capitol Hill as an American Political
Science Association Congressional Fellow.