Charles R. Shipan is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences, professor of political science in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and a professor (by courtesy) of public policy at the Ford School. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, Shipan served on the faculty at the University of Iowa, and he has also held positions as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, as a visiting research fellow at Trinity College in Dublin, and as a visiting fellow at the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Designing Judicial Review, co-author of Deliberate Discretion?, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy. He is currently engaged in a comparative study of antismoking laws in the U.S. and Switzerland, an investigation of conflict between the president and Senate over Supreme Court nominations, and an examination of the effects of bipartisanship on public policy. Shipan received a BA in chemistry from Carleton College and an MA and PhD in political science from Stanford University.