Cornell Clayton is the Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University, where he also serves as the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government. Clayton has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at institutes and universities around the world. He has published widely on American government, politics and law. Clayton previously served as editor of Political Research Quarterly, section chair of the American Political Science Association, and president of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. He received a doctorate in politics from Oxford University. Past distinctions include Fulbright, Truman, and Mellon Scholarships, the C.O. Distinguished Professorship, and the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair.