SKOWRONEK, Stephen. American, b. 1951. Genres: Politics/Government. Career: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, instructor in American government, 1977; University of California, Los Angeles, assistant professor, 1978-82, associate professor of American government, 1982-85; Yale University, New Haven, CT, professor of American government and American studies, 1986- 90, director of undergraduate studies in political science, 1989-94, Pelitiah Peul Professor of Political & Social Sciences, 1998-, director of graduate studies in political science, 2003-. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, fellow, 1985-86; Brookings Institution, guest scholar, 1986, 1987; Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, chair in American civilization; guest lecturer at colleges and universities. Publications: Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920, 1982; The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to George Bush, 1993; (with K. Orren) The Search for American Political Development, 2004. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to political science journals. Address: Dept of Political Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, U.S.A.