Fields of Study: American Politics
Research and Teaching Interests: The presidency, American political development, public administration and public policy
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.