James M. Scott is professor and head of the Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. He is the co-author of Choosing to Lead: Understanding Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurs (2009 with Ralph G. Carter), and the author, co-author or editor of five other books. His publications have appeared in such journals as International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Democratization, Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Congress and the Presidency, and the Social Science Journal, among others. He has served on the governing boards, as conference program chair, and as president of both the International Studies Association - Midwest (2000) and the Foreign Policy Analysis Section (2001) of the International Studies Association. He began a six-year term as associate editor of the International Studies Association journal Foreign Policy Analysis in Fall 2009. Since 2004, he has directed the NSF-funded Democracy and World Politics Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.