Adam McMahon is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Homeland Security Master’s program. His research interests include the American presidency and Congress, national security, and American political development. He received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
- RIDER UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professor: September 2018
Department of Political Science
Teaching: Homeland Security, Presidency and the National Security State, American Presidency, Congress and the National Security State, Defense Policy and Analysis.
- HUNTER COLLEGE
Teaching: Introduction to American Government, The American Presidency, Congress, Presidency in Crisis, Research Design in Political Science.
- THE GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Ph.D. in Political Science
- PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
M.S. Political Science
- BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A. Political Science & Spanish
- “Layering and the Foundations of the Modern American Surveillance State, 1970-2020.” Intelligence and National Security (April 28, 2020): 1–17.
- “Unchained Succubus: A Queer New Institutional Analysis of U.S. Supreme Court Nomination Hearings,” Politics & Gender 13, no. 4. December 2017, p. 683-709.
- “Peace Dividends: President Eisenhower and the Unbuilding of the American National Security State” with Andrew J. Polsky in The Eisenhower Presidency: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century. 2015. Lexington Books.
Works in Progress
- “To the Moon and Back: The Quest for Presidential Prestige” (in progress)
- “Ensnaring Team Trump: The Banking Secrecy Act of 1970 and Congressional Intent” Northeastern Political Science Association 50th Annual Meeting, November 8-10, 2018. Montreal, Quebec
- “JFK, George W., & Men on the Moon” Northeastern Political Science Association 49th Annual Meeting, November 9-11, 2017. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- “The National Security State at Détente’s End: Lessons from the Vietnam War” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, September 1-4, 2016. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- “Barack Obama and the Unbuilding of the American National Security State” The Barack Obama Presidency: Legacy and Record Conference, University of Mount Union, March 10-11, 2016. Alliance, Ohio
- “In Search of a Peace Dividend: Cutting U.S. Defense Spending After the Cold War” Northeastern Political Science Association 47th Annual Meeting, November 12-14, 2015. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Ivo Duchacek Award (for best article published in a peer reviewed journal)
The Graduate Center, CUNY, Spring 2018
- Presidency Research Fund Grant
APSA Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, Spring 2016
- American Political Science Association
- Northeastern Political Science Association