Kevin R. Kosar, Ph.D., is the vice president of research partnerships at the R Street Institute, a Washington, DC think-tank.He co-founded the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, which aims to strengthen Congress, and established LegBranch.org, an online hub for congressional reform and scholarship.
He is the co-editor of Congress Overwhelmed: Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform, and the author of Ronald Reagan and Education Policy, Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education, Whiskey: A Global History, and Moonshine: A Global History. He has testified before Congress, and published on a variety of governance and public policy subjects: education policy, quasi governmental entities, privatization, the Postal Service, government communications, and propaganda.
Kosar’s writings have appeared in scholarly and professional journals, such as National Affairs, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Public Administration Times, and Teachers College Record; and in popular media, including the American Spectator, Chicago Sun-Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Daily Caller, The Hill, History New Network, National Review, Newsweek, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Politico, Roll Call, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Examiner, Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, and Washington Monthly.
He received his Ph.D in politics from New York University and lives in Washington, DC.