Bruce Miroff

Professor & Collins Fellow
Department of Political Science
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Bruce MiroffMilne Hall 216
(518) 442-5344

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. University of California, Berkeley
B.A. University of California, Berkeley


Research areas: American Politics & the Presidency

Professor Miroff joined the Department of Political Science at UAlbany in 1978. He has also taught at the University of Texas, Austin, the University of California at Davis, and Williams College. Miroff teaches and writes on the American Presidency, American Political Development, American Political Theory, and Political Leadership. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award and is a Collins Fellow at the University at Albany. Along with numerous articles and book chapters, he has authored or co-authored five books: Pragmatic Illusions: The Presidential Politics of John F. Kennedy (1976), Icons of Democracy: American Leaders as Heroes, Aristocrats, Dissenters, and Democrats (1993), The Liberals' Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party (2007), Debating Democracy: A Reader in American Politics, Sixth Edition (2009), and The Democratic Debate: American Politics in an Age of Change, Fifth Edition (2010). He has delivered guest lectures at a number of American universities, and in the summer of 2009 he was a State Department lecturer in Brazil.