John M. Orman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Politics at Fairfield University, is the author of five books, including the well-received Celebrity Politics, (Prentice Hall, 2003), which he co-authored with Darrell West, Brown University. His other books include Presidential Accountability, Comparing Presidential Behavior, Presidential Secrecy and Deception, and The Politics of Rock Music.
He has taught courses on the American Presidency; Politics and Mass Popular Culture; the United States Congress; The Intelligence Community and Policy Making; and Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Public Opinion.
Dr. Orman's comments on politics in the United States have been carried by CNN, BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, NPR and MSNBC, as well as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News, among others.
A former Teacher of the Year at Fairfield, he urges his students to get involved in the political process, telling them that "politics is not a spectator sport but an important civic duty."
A graduate of Indiana State University, he holds a master's degree from Ball State University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.