Peri E. Arnold



Regular Faculty - Professor


American Politics


B.A., Roosevelt University
Ph.D, University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

The presidency, American political development, public administration and public policy.

Advising Specialties

Graduate programs in public policy/public administration


Arnold is the author of MAKING THE MANAGERIAL PRESIDENT, which won the 1987 Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration, and REMAKING THE PRESIDENCY: ROOSEVELT, TAFT and WILSON, chosen as "an outstanding academic title" for 2010 by CHOICE MAGAZINE. Arnold is also author of a number of articles and book chapters. His research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.  Arnold's current research focuses on ethnic communities and political leadership in the consolidation of Chicago's Democratic machine.

Office Hours

Monday 2:00-3:30pm and Tuesday 1:00-2:30pm

Contact Information

Office: 418 Decio Hall
Phone: 574-631-7430
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556