The University of the Incarnate Word
Dr. Lydia Andrade received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. She is the Chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of the Incarnate Word and the 2017-18 President of the Southwestern Social Science Association. Dr. Andrade is an expert in the field of American Politics. Her areas of interest include Congress, the Presidency, campaigns and elections and women in politics. The primary focus of her research is on the Presidency and specifically, the domestic conditions influencing presidential use of force, Presidential scandal, and Presidential leadership of public opinion. She has presented her research at numerous US and International conferences, published her work in a variety of Political Science journals and edited texts as well as written several textbooks and teaching guides on American Politics. She is also an active consultant in the Advanced Placement Program American Government Program.
Congress, the Presidency, campaigns and elections and women in politics