Associate Professor

Department of Political Science


PHONE: 419-372-8194



My research and teaching interests include the Presidency and Congress, with a focus on inter-branch relations, public opinion & media relations, and U.S. foreign policy.  I am coauthor of the book Treaty Politics and the Rise of Executive Agreements: International Commitments in a System of Shared Powers (University of Michigan Press, 2009, with Glen Krutz). I have authored and co-authored numerous articles on these topics in a variety of academic journals. My current research is focused on different components of the public presidency including White House-media relations and presidential leadership of public opinion. I also have major ongoing project on newspaper coverage of the historic 2008 presidential election, with Melissa Miller of BGSU.


Office Address:

Department of Political Science

119 Williams Hall, BGSU

Bowling Green, OH 43403


Research Page: Including Links found in 2001 PRQ Article and other published articles


Summer 2008 Courses

The Presidency (POLS 346), online, see the Blackboard site

Politics & Mass Media (POLS 443/543), see the Blackboard site

ABBREVIATED CV (For a complete CV, go here)


Jeffrey S. Peake


Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University (May, 1999).

Examination Fields: American Politics, Public Policy and Public Administration, US Foreign Affairs.

Committee Chair: Professor George C. Edwards, III.

Dissertation: "Presidential Agenda Setting in Foreign Policy."

B.A., Political Science, Clemson University (cum laude), 1992.

Teaching and Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Bowling Green State University, 2005-present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bowling Green State University, 1999-2005.

Courses Taught at BGSU: Introduction to American Politics (POLS 110), the Presidency (POLS346), Legislative Process (POLS 345), Undergraduate Methods (POLS 290), Mass Media and Politics (POLS 443/543), Graduate Seminar on American Politics (POLS 631).

Instructor, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1997-Aug. 1999. Courses Taught at TAMU: American Presidency (POLS 319), American National Government (POLS 206).

Visiting Instructor, Department of Political Science, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, Fall, 1998. American Presidency seminar.

Research Assistant, Center for Presidential Studies, Texas A&M University, Professor George C. Edwards III, Director, 1993 to 1997.

Refereed Publications


Treaty Politics and the Rise of Executive Agreements: International Commitments in a System of Shared Powers, 2009 , the University of Michigan Press, with Glen S. Krutz. UMP's Web Site for the book ISBN: 978-0-472-11687-4


“Testing the Saturday Night Live Hypothesis: Fairness and Bias in Newspaper Coverage of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign,” forthcoming (2010) in Politics & Gender, with Melissa K. Miller and Brittany Boulton.

"The Presidency and Local Media: Local Newspaper Coverage of President George W. Bush," Presidential Studies Quarterly 38 (December 2008): 606-627, with Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha. PDF File.

“Presidential Pseudo-Events and the Media Coverage They Receive,” American Review of Politics 29 (Summer 2008): 85-108, with Amanda Parks. PDF File

"The Agenda-Setting Impact of Major Presidential TV Addresses,” Political Communication 25 (April-June 2008): 113-137, with Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha. PDF File

“Presidents and Front-Page News: How America’s Newspapers Cover the Bush Administration,” Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics 12 (Fall 2007): 52-70. PDF File

“’Don’t Go Changing to Try to Please Me’: A Preference-Consistency Analysis on Trade Policy in the U.S. House,” Congress & the Presidency 34 (Spring 2007): 79-99, with David Jackson and Glen Biglaiser. PDF File

"When the President Comes to Town: Examining Local Newspaper Coverage of Domestic Presidential Travel," American Politics Research (January 2007): 3-31, with Andrew W. Barrett. PDF File

“New Strategies in Presidential Policy Appeals: ‘Going Local’ to Reform Social Security,” feature on the Contemporary Presidency in Presidential Studies Quarterly 36 (December 2006): 689-704, with Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha. PDF File

"The Changing Nature of Presidential Policymaking on International Agreements," Presidential Studies Quarterly 36 (September 2006): 391-409, with Glen Krutz. PDF File

  "Presidents and the Economic Agenda." Political Research Quarterly 58 (March 2005): 127-38, with Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha. PDF File  

“Presidential Mandates and the Dynamics of Senate Advice and Consent, 1885-1996.” American Politics Research 33 (January 2005): 106-131, with Karl DeRouen and Kenneth Ward.  PDF File

  “Presidential Influence Over the Systemic Agenda.” Congress & the Presidency 31 (Autumn 2004): 161-181, with Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha.

  "Back on Track: Support for Presidential Trade Authority in the House of Representatives." American Politics Research 32 (November 2004): 679-697, with Glen Biglaiser and David Jackson. PDF File

  "U.S. Presidents, the Foreign Policy Agenda, and U.S.-East Asian Relations. Korean Journal of Public Policy 14 (December 2003): 139-161, with Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha. MS Word Document

"The Dynamics of Diversion: The Domestic Implications of Presidential Use of Force." International Interactions 28 (April-June 2002): 191-211, with Karl DeRouen, Jr. PDF File

" Coalition Building and Overcoming Gridlock in Foreign Policy, 1947-1998." Presidential Studies Quarterly 32 (March 2002): 67-83. PDF File

"Presidential Agenda Setting in Foreign Policy." Political Research Quarterly 54 (March 2001): 69-86 . PDF File

"The Dynamics of Foreign Policy Agenda Setting." American Political Science Review 92: No. 1 (March 1998): 173-184, with B. Dan Wood. PDF File

"The Legislative Impact of Divided Government." American Journal of Political Science 41: 545-563 (April 1997), with George C. Edwards, and Andrew Barrett. PDF File


Works in Progress

"Presidential Leadership of Public Opinion on the Economy and War," book project, with Matthew Esbhaugh-Soha.

Framing the Candidates,” article manuscript in preparation, with Melissa Miller, BGSU.

"Press Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Elections" under preparation, with Melissa Miller.