Stephen J. Rockwell, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Social Sciences
Political Science LI
SJC Long Island
- O'Connor Hall, Room E104
Ph.D., Politics, Brandeis University, 2001
M.A., History of American Civilization, Brandeis University, 1991
B.A., History and English, Fordham University, 1988
Stephen J. Rockwell is a professor of political science.
Before joining the St. Joseph's College faculty, Dr. Rockwell worked as a senior research analyst at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and as an assistant professor in the political science and public administration programs at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Dr. Rockwell is the author of Indian Affairs and the Administrative State in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and How Big Government Won the West (2013). He has authored numerous articles and reviews, most recently the entries on the Indian Civil Rights Act and on the size of government for American Governance, a reference work published in print and online by Macmillan. Dr. Rockwell is also the co-author (with Peter Woll) of American Government: Competition and Compromise (McGraw-Hill, 2001). He is also co-editor (with Peter Woll) of American Political Ideals and Realities (Longman, 2000).
Scholarly & Professional Interests
National institutions, especially the presidency and the U.S. Supreme Court
Public administration, especially organizational behavior and ethics
Race, ethnicity and politics, including American Indian affairs and immigration issues
American political development
The Good Presidency: Ethics and Achievement in the Taft, Grant, and John Quincy Adams Administrations (under review).
Indian Affairs and the Administrative State in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2013; 2010).
American Government: Competition & Compromise, with Peter Woll. New York: McGraw-Hill (2001).
American Political Ideals and Realities, with Peter Woll. New York: Addison Wesley Longman (2000).
ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
“Henry Knox and the Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy,” Federal History 10 (April 2018).
“The Size of Government,” in American Governance, ed. Stephen Schechter, et. al. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA (2016).
“The Indian Bill of Rights,” in American Governance, ed. Stephen Schechter, et. al. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA (2016).
“Public Service and the Making of America,” PATimes (May-June-July 2013).
How Big Government Won the West. New York: BookBaby.com (2013).