Marc Landy has a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. He was the recipient of the 2009 Teaching Award chosen by the student members of the Boston College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He is the Faculty Chair of the Boston College Irish Institute.
He and Sidney Milkis wrote Presidential Greatness (Kansas U. Press, 2000) and a textbook American Government: Balancing Liberty and Democracy, the third edition of which will appear in 2011. He is an author of The Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to Clinton: Asking the Wrong Questions (1994). He is an editor of Creating Competitive Markets: The Politics and Economics of Regulatory Reform (2007); Seeking the Center: Politics and Policymaking at the New Century (2001); and The New Politics of Public Policy (1995). His recent articles include: "Terror and the Executive," National Affairs, Spring 2010; EPA and Nanotechnology: The Need for a Grand Bargain?, in Christopher J. Bosso, ed., Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology (Washington DC: RFF Press, 2010); (Sidney Milkis, co-author), The Presidency in the Eye of the Storm, The Presidency and the Political System, Ninth Edition (CQ Press, Washington DC. 2010); "Mega-Disasters and Federalism," Public Administration Review, Vol. 68, Issue 6, October 2008; and "Great Presidents are Agents of Democratic Change," in Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson, eds., Debating the Presidency, CQ Press, 2006.
“The Presidency in History, Leading from the the Eye of the Storm.”(S. Milkis co-author) In The Presidency and the Political System, Michael Nelson ed. , 12 edition, CQ Press, 2020
American Government: Enduring Principles, Critical Choices(Cambridge University Press. 4th edition, 2019)
“Taking Federalism Seriously.” Real Clear Public Affairs – American Civics, February, 2021
“What is American Citizenship? Real Clear Public Affairs – American Civics, July 2021
“Why is the Constitution Not Democratic?”, (Dennis Hale Co-Author), Real Clear Public Affairs - American Civics Spring 2020
“Presidents and the Lessons of Emergency,” Real Clear Politics, February 1, 2019
“Deneen and the Founders.” Review Essay, Claremont Review of Books, Volume 18, no. 3, Summer 2018
(Sidney Milkis co-author) Presidential Greatness (University of Kansas Press 2000)
(Marc Roberts and Stephen Thomas co-authors) The Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to Clinton: Asking the Wrong Questions (New York: Oxford University Press 1994