Mark Rom, Ph.D., has served as a legislative assistant for the Honorable John Paul Hammerschmidt of the U.S. House of Representatives; as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution; as a senior evaluator at the U.S. General Accounting Office; and as a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Rom studies American politics and public policy, as well as social welfare policy. His dissertation, “The Thrift Tragedy: Are Politicians and Bureaucrats to Blame?” was the co-winner of the 1993 Harold Lasswell Award from the American Political Science Association. At the McCourt SchooI, he has taught courses in Ethics and Values in Public Policy, the Public Policy Process, and Quantitative Methods. While at Georgetown, he was selected to serve as a teaching fellow and was recognized three times as an outstanding faculty member in the Graduate Public Policy Institute.