Dr. Robert Schmuhl

Robert Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.

Schmuhl is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including Statecraft and Stagecraft: American Political Life in the Age of Personality (1990, 1992, and 2016), Thomas Jefferson: America’s Philosopher-King (1996 and 2014) and Wounded Titans: American Presidents and the Perils of Power (1996). Oxford University Press published his study, Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising, in the spring of 2016.

He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1980, teaching at the University of Notre Dame of Australia in 1997, serving as the inaugural Naughton Fellow at University College Dublin in 2000, and being Visiting Professor of Media Ethics at St. Augustine College of South Africa in 2003. In 2004 and 2012, he was on the faculty of Notre Dame’s London Centre, and in 2009 he was the first John Hume Visiting Research Fellow at University College Dublin. During the fall term of 2017, he will be a research fellow at Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford.

A frequent contributor to popular publications in the U.S., he has appeared on CBS, CNN, PBS, NPR, the Voice of America, the BBC, Sky News, and several other television and radio programs in the U.S. and abroad. Since 2004, he has been a regular analyst of American political and governmental affairs on “Morning Ireland” on RTÉ Radio One.