John T. Tierney was a professor of American government for almost twenty-five years. He later taught at an independent high school in the Boston area and is now retired. More
Tierney spent most of his academic career at Boston College. His research areas included American national institutions and political processes, interest groups and lobbying, and the politics of domestic policy making. He is the author of many scholarly articles and several books, including Organized Interests and American Democracy (with Kay L. Schlozman) and The U.S. Postal Service: Status and Prospects of a Government Enterprise. He received his Ph.D from Harvard and his B.A. from Johns Hopkins. He retired from Boston College in 2000 and still lives in the Boston area. He and his wife, Sue Tierney, have two sons, James and Tom.
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