President Trump and the Shallow State: Disloyalty at the highest Levels,” Presidential Studies Quarterly (September 2022).

Organizing the Biden Presidency,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, (December 2021).

Donald Trump and the Norms of the Presidency,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, (March 2021).

The Transition of the Presidency, 2020-2021,” Korean Journal of Policy Studies,” Special issue (2021), pp. 110-137.

“Organizing the Trump Presidency,” Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 48, No. 1 (March 2018), pp. 153-167.

“Magna Carta and the Contemporary Presidency,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 46, No.   1 (March 2016), pp. 140-157.

“The Constitutional Legacy of George W. Bush,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 4 (December 2015), pp. 727-741.  [update with specific citation]

“Dysfunctional Politics in the United States: Origins and Consequences,” Papers on Parliament, No. 60 (March 2014), pp. 17-37. Published by the Department of the Senate, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.

“The Paradox of President Reagan’s Leadership,” Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 43, No.1, (March 2013), pp. 81-100.

“Torture During Interrogation: Notes from the Field,” Public Integrity, Vol. 15, No. 1b(Winter 2012-2013), pp. 97-102 (book review essay).

“Federalist No. 70: Is the President Too Powerful?” Public Administration Review Special Issue, (November/December 2011), pp. 112-118.

“Decision Making in the Obama White House,” Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 41, No.2, (June 2011), pp. 244-262.

“US Blunders in Iraq: De-Baathification and Disbanding the Army,” Intelligence and National Security Vol. 25, No. 1, 76–85, February 2010.

“Presidential Signing Statements and Their Implications for Public Administration,” Public Administration Review Vol. 69, No. 2 (March/April 2009), pp. 249-255.

“The First MBA President: George W. Bush as Public Administrator.” Public Administration Review (January/February 2007)

“The Institutionalist: A Conversation with Hugh Heclo,” Public Administration Review Vol.. 67, No. 3 (May/June 2007), pp. 418-423. [conducted and edited interview with Heclo]

“Marching in Time: Alliance Politics, Synchrony, and the Case for War in Iraq, 2002-2003,” co-authored with Mark Phythian, Rod Tiffen, and Alan Doig. Australian Journal of International Affairs, March 2007.

“Torture and Public Policy,” Public Integrity Vol. 7, no. 4 (Fall 2005), pp. 313-330.

“Presidential Decision Making: Rationality, Advisory Systems, and Personality,” Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 35, No. 2 (June 2005), pp. 217-228.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution edited by Matthew Spalding and David Forte (Washington: Regnery, 2005).
Commissioned Entries: “Presidential Pardon Power,” pp. 203-205.

“Elliot L. Richardson: Exemplar of Integrity and Public Service,” Public Integrity Vol. 5, No. 3 (Summer 2003), pp. 251-269. Won award from the Ethics Section of the American Society for Public Administration for outstanding article published in 2003.

“The Electoral College and the Framers’ Distrust of Democracy,” with Jason Hartke, White House Studies Vol. 3, No. 3 (2003), pp. 261-272.

“Ranking the Presidents: Continuity and Volatility,” White House Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2003), pp. 23-34.

“Judging Presidential Character,” Public Integrity, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Winter 2002-2003), pp. 7-24.

“The White House Office of Presidential Personnel,” (with Bradley Patterson) Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol 31, No. 3 (September 2001), pp. 415-438.

“George Washington’s Character and Slavery” White House Studies, Vol 1, No. 4, ( 2001), pp. 351-461.

“The Public Service Ethic in the New Public Personnel Systems,” Public Personnel Management, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 1999), pp. 541-555.

“Presidential Lies,” Presidential Studies Quarterly (Vol. 29, No. 4 (December 1999), pp. 903-917.

“Sexual Probity and Presidential Character,” Presidential Studies Quarterly (Vol. XXVIII, No. 4 (Fall 1998), pp. 881-887.

“The National Performance Review in Perspective,” International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 20, No. 1 (1997), pp. 41-70.

“The President’s Chief of Staff: Lessons Learned,” Presidential Studies Quarterly (Winter 1993), pp. 77-102.

“The 1988-89 Presidential Transition,” Presidency Research, Vol. XI, No. 2 (Spring 1989), p.18-30.

“The President’s Legislative Agenda,” The Annals Vol. 499 (September 1988), pp. 22-35.

“White House Staff versus the Cabinet: Centripetal and Centrifugal Roles,” Presidential Studies Quarterly (Fall 1986) pp.666-90.

“The Federal Budget: Policy, Process, and Politics,” Congress and the Presidency (Autumn 1985), pp. 193-197).

“Political Public Administration,” Public Administration Review (March/April 1985), pp. 352-356).

“The Carter-Reagan Transition: Hitting the Ground Running,” Presidential Studies Quarterly (Fall 1983), pp. 623-645.

“Budgeting and the ‘People’s Reform’,” Public Administration Review (March/April 1980), pp. 194-200.

“Managing the Executive Branch in the 20th Century: Consolidation and Disaggregation” co-authored with Mary Boardman. Posted on Public Administration Review website: Foundations of Public Administration,along with bibliography and model course syllabus at: