Wendy J. Schiller is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University. She received her BA from the University of Chicago. She served as legislative staff aide to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan and a federal lobbyist in the office of Governor Mario M. Cuomo before earning her PhD at the University of Rochester. She was a Brookings PhD fellow, a postdoctoral associate at Princeton University and returned as a guest scholar to the Brookings Institution.
Schiller is the author of Partners and Rivals: Representation in the U.S. Senate Delegations and the co-author of The Contemporary Congress and most recently co-author with John Geer and Jeffrey Segal of Gateways to Democracy, a first edition introductory text in American politics. She has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Studies in American Political Development.
Schiller is currently working on a National Science Foundation grant funded book on the election of U.S. Senators in state legislators in the 19th and 20th centuries. She teaches courses on the American Presidency, Congress, Political Parties and Interest Groups, the Founding, and the American political process generally at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is also a frequent political commentator for local and national news outlets.