Sanford C. Gordon is Professor of Politics at New York University. He received his B.A. from Cornell and his Ph.D. from Princeton. Prior to his arrival at NYU, Professor Gordon taught at the Ohio State University from 1999-2002; and in 2005-2006, was a fellow-in-residence at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton. His research on the politicization of executive branch agencies, corporate influence in regulation, the political economy of criminal justice, electoral accountability, research methodology, and the institutional determinants of legitimate authority has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places.