Greg Shaw, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1998
Greg Shaw teaches courses on health policy, public opinion, American social policy,
Congress, and intellectual history in political science, in addition to his introductory
American government course. His research interests include health policy and public
opinion. He is the author of The Welfare Debate (Greenwood Press, 2007), a history of welfare policies and the debate surrounding
them in the U.S.; The Healthcare Debate (Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, 2010), which analyzes the debate over government involvement
in healthcare provision and finance in the U.S.; and The Dysfunctional Politics of the Affordable Care Act (Praeger, 2017), which brings new understanding of lawmakers’ motivations in crafting
the legislation; and Medicare and Medicaid: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO, 2021), which surveys the history of these two programs and explains many
of the current challenges they face. He has also authored numerous articles on public
opinion and social policy. In his spare time he works on his old house, plays the
banjo, and rides ultra-marathon cycling events.