David Brady appointed Hoover Institution deputy director

Monday, January 5, 2004

David Brady, a senior fellow and associate director for research and program development at the Hoover Institution, has been appointed deputy director at the Institution.

The appointment, effective January 1, 2004, was announced by Hoover director John Raisian.

Raisian commented, "Dave has a wealth of administrative experience at Stanford, including Hoover, and also has been a fellow with us as long as I have been director. He is highly respected by Hoover fellows, staff, and overseers. I look forward to working with Dave in this enhanced role and to accomplishing a number of shared goals."

A member of the Stanford faculty since 1987, Brady joined the Hoover Institution as a senior fellow in 1989 and was appointed associate director in 2002. He also holds the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Ethics in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a professor in the Stanford Department of Political Science.

He has served in numerous administrative roles at Stanford, including four years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School of Business, where he also directed the Executive Education Program. He also served for a number of years as co-director of the Social Science History Institute at Stanford and as Associate Vice Provost for Communication in Stanford's Provost's Office. He currently directs the Stanford Public Policy Program.

The holder of a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Iowa, Brady is an expert on the U.S. Congress and congressional decision-making. His current research focuses on the political history of the U.S. Congress, the history of U.S. election results, and public policy processes in general.

He is the author of numerous books and received the Richard F. Fenno Award of the American Political Sciences Association for the best book on legislative studies published in 1988-89. In 1995 and 2000, he received the Congressional Quarterly prize for the best paper on a legislative topic. In 1992, he won the Dinkelspiel Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Stanford, and in 1993 he received the Phi Beta Kappa award for the best teacher at Stanford.

Brady was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences during 1985–86 and again in 2001. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.