PoliSci-Gilbert

Robert Gilbert

Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science
617.373.2799
education Ph.D., 1967, Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mailing address 319 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Selected Publications

The Tormented President: Calvin Coolidge, Death and Clinical Depression, Westport, Ct.: Praeger Publications, 2003.

Managing Crisis: Presidential Disability and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. New York: Fordham University Press, 2000

The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House, 2nd edition. New York: Fordham University Press, 1998

“Ronald Reagan’s Presidency: The Effects of an Alcoholic Parent”, Political Psychology, October, 2008.

“Eisenhower’s Heart Attack: Medical Treatment, Political Effects and the ‘Behind the Scenes’ Leadership Style”, Politics and the Life Sciences, March, 2008

“Personal Tragedy and Presidential Performance,” Congress and the Presidency, Fall, 2006

“Psychological Illness in Presidents”, Political Psycholgy, February 2006

“Coping with Presidential Disability: The Proposal for a standing Medical Commission,” Politics and The Life Sciences, March, 2003

“The Twenty-Fifth Amendment”, Presidential Studies Quarterly, December, 2003

Selected Honors & Awards

Robert D. Klein University Lecturer, 2004

Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

Member, Working Group on Presidential Disability, 1994-1997

Editorial Board, Politics, Culture and Society Grantee, John F. Kennedy Foundation

Grantee, Center for the Study of the Presidency

Professional Associations & Affiliations

American Political Science Association

International Political Science Association

Center for the Study of the Presidency

International Society for Political Psychology

Association for Politics and The Life Sciences

Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation

Member, Working Group on Disability in U.S. Presidents

Member, Executive Board, Psycho-Politics Research Group, International Political Science Association, 1996 – 2002.

Section Chair (Leadership Section), Annual Meeting, International Society for Political Psychology, Portland, Oregon, 2007.

Member, Organizing Committee, Annual Meeting, International Society for Political Psychology, 2002-2003.

Member, Planning Committee, Calvin Coolidge Symposium, John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, 1998.

Member, Organizing Committee, Annual Meeting, Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, Boston, 1998.

Member, National Advisory Council, Calvin Coolidge Foundation, 1998-2002