College of Business and Behavioral Science


Adam Warber

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Political Science

Office: 231A Brackett Hall
Phone: (864) 656-1828
Fax: (864) 656-0690
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Political Science
Texas A&M University 2002

M.A. Political Science
Western Michigan University 1996

B.A. Political Science and History
Hope College 1993

 Courses Taught

The American Presidency
Public Policy
American National Government
Quantitative Methods in Political Science
Policy Analysis Seminar I and II (Graduate)

 Research Publications


Executive Orders and the Modern Presidency: Legislating from the Oval Office (2006).

Research Articles:

Fine, Jeffrey A., and Adam L. Warber. June 2012. “Circumventing Adversity: Executive Orders and Divided Government.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 42(2): 256-74.

Olson, Laura R., and Adam L. Warber. June 2008. “Belonging, Behaving, and Believing: Assessing the Role of Religion on Presidential Approval.” Political Research Quarterly 61(2): 192-204.

Chin, Michelle L., Adam L. Warber, and Phillip Hardy. 2005. “How Firm a Foundation?: Church Organizational Structure and the Political Mobilization of Congregants.” National Political Science Review Vol. 10: 29-42.

Durant, Robert F., and Adam L. Warber. June 2001. “Networking in the Shadow of Hierarchy: Public Policy, the Administrative Presidency, and the Neoadministrative State.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 31(2): 221-44.

Book Chapters:

Olson, Laura R., Adam L. Warber, and Kevin R. den Dulk. 2013. “Mainline Protestants and the 2008 Presidential Election” In Religion, Race, and Barack Obama’s New Democratic Pluralism. Gastόn Espinosa, ed. New York: Routledge Press.

Warber, Adam L., and Mark E. Byrnes. 2012. “The President and the Bureaucracy.” In Guide to the Presidency and the Executive Branch, 5th ed. Michael Nelson, ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Warber, Adam L., Shirley Anne Warshaw, Craig Bledsoe, and Adriel Bettelheim. 2012. “The Cabinet and Executive Departments.” In Guide to the Presidency and the Executive Branch, 5th ed. Michael Nelson, ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Olson, Laura R., and Adam L. Warber. 2008. “Mainline Protestants and the American Presidency.” In Religion, Race, Pluralism and the American Presidency. Gastόn Espinosa, ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Olson, Laura R., and Adam L. Warber. 2007. “The Mainline Protestant Vote.” In Religion and the Bush Presidency. Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pgs. 69-93.

Other Publications:

“Committee on Political Education (COPE).” 2006. In Encyclopedia of American Parties and Elections. Larry J. Sabato and Howard R. Ernst, ed. Facts on File.

“Charles Guiteau”; “Harry Hopkins”; and “Kitchen Cabinet.” 2004 and 2010. In Encyclopedia of the American Presidency. Michael A. Genovese, ed. New York: Facts on File, Inc.