Expertise: The U.S. Congress, congressional decision making, U.S. election results, history of political parties in the United States
Awards and Honors
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
David Brady is deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a professor of political science in the School of Humanities and Sciences at the university, as well as the acting director of the library and archives at Hoover. He has published eight books and more than a hundred papers in journals and books.
Among his most recent publications are Leadership and Growth (World Bank Publications, 2010) coedited with Michael Spence, Revolving Gridlock: Politics and Policy from Carter to Bush II (Westview Press, 2006), and Red and Blue Nation? Characteristics and Causes of America’s Polarized Politics with Pietro Nivola (2007).
Brady has been on continuing appointment at Stanford University since 1987. He was associate dean from 1997 to 2001 at Stanford University; a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences from 1985 to 1986 and again in 2001–2; and the Autrey Professor at Rice University, 1980–87.
In 1987 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He won the Dinkelspiel Award for service to undergraduates, the Richard Lyman Prize for service to alumni, and the first Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award given at Stanford.