Adam Sheingate, PhD, is associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University. Adam Sheingate joined the Department of Political Science in 2000. He earned his doctorate in political science at Yale and his bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also has held fellowships at Oxford University and the University of California, Berkeley. Sheingate’s specialties are American politics and comparative public policy, subjects he covers in the undergraduate courses The Politics of Health Policy and The American Presidency, and graduate courses such as American Political Development and American Political Institutions.
His first book, The Rise of the Agricultural Welfare State: Institutions and Interest Group Power in the United States, France, and Japan, was published by Princeton University Press in 2001 and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association. He has also published a number of articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including biotechnology policy in the United States and Europe. Sheingate is currently writing a book on the development of political consulting and its consequences for American democracy titled Building a Business of Politics.