Robert Saldin is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Montana (on leave 2010-2012). He writes and teaches about American government, political development, and public policy. His first book, War, the American State, and Politics since 1898, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011, and his scholarly articles have appeared in venues such as The Journal of Politics, the Journal of Policy History, and Political Research Quarterly. Previously, Saldin was the Patrick Henry Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2008.