Professor David Gray Adler

Teaching and Research Specialties: American Government, U.S. Constitutional Law, and American Political Thought.

Professor Adler has specialized in the fields of Public Law, The Supreme Court, Presidency, and American Political Thought. He is a prominent scholar on the subject of the presidential war powers.

Adler is a former President of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. He presently serves on the Executive Council of the Western Political Science Association and the Board of Directors of the Presidency Research Group, an arm of the American Political Science Association.

Adler is the author of the The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties (1986),  editor (with Larry George), of The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy, (1996),  editor (with Michael Genovese) of the forthcoming book, The Presidency and the Law: The Clinton Legacy (University Press of Kansas), and 40 scholarly articles that have appeared in such journals as Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Arizona State Law Review, as well as The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, and other edited volumes.

Adler has lectured nationally at various universities and to numerous civic and private organizations, and is a member of the Idaho Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau. He is completing a book-length manuscript on United States v. Curtiss-Wright (1936), and its impact on presidential power, constitutional law and the conduct of American foreign policy. He is also engaged in the research and writing of a book on Presidential Prerogative.

Adler also serves as advisor for the ISU Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the scholarly fraternity for Political Science majors, and also as Pre-Law Program advisor. He has been active in various public service capacities both at the local and state levels.

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Professor David Gray Adler 
Graveley Hall, North Wing 304
Postal Box 8157, Pocatello, ID 83209-8157
Tele: 208-282-2530, FAX: 208-282-4833

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