Academic CV


Analyst on the Congress • Congressional Research Service

Library of Congress • 101 Independence Ave., SE • Washington, DC 20540

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July 17, 2017



Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

Analyst on the Congress, February 2007-present. Issue areas include: congressional operations, legislative and judicial branch appropriations, separation of powers, congressional commissions, congressional history, and Member communications.

United States House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Washington, DC

Detailee to Legislative Branch Subcommittee, 2009-10. Worked with Members of subcommittee and full committee to prepare FY2010 and FY2011 bills; staffed chair in hearings, markups, and floor action; conducted oversight of legislative branch agencies.

University of Southern California, Washington, DC

Adjunct Faculty, 2015-present. Courses taught include Presidents and the Presidency.

Catholic University, Washington, DC

Adjunct Faculty, 2008-present. Courses taught include Modern Congress, Parties and Leaders in Congress, and Interest Groups and Congressional Lobbying.

New York State Senate, Albany, NY

Graduate Fellow, 2006-2007. Served as Legislative Aide to Senator Michael Balboni.

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Summer Faculty, 2005 & 2006. Developed and taught The American Presidency.



Yale University, New Haven, CT

Ph.D., Political Science, May 2007

Subfields: American Politics (Distinction), Political Economy, Quantitative Methods

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

B.A., magna cum laude, Government (with thesis honors), May 2000


Academic Publications


Jacob Straus and Matthew Glassman, eds. Forthcoming 2016. Party and Procedure in the United States Congress, 2nd edition. Rowan and Littlefield.

Matthew Glassman and Stephen Skowronek, eds. 2007. Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Articles and Chapters

Jacob Straus, Matthew Glassman, Colleen Shogan, and Raymond Williams. 2016. “Congressional Social Media Communications: Evaluating Senate Twitter Usage.” Online Information Review.

publication dateSep 2016  publication descriptionOnline Information Review

Matthew Glassman. 2014. “Tweet Your Congressman: The Rise of Electronic Communications in Congress.” In The Evolving Congress, United State Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Committee Print, S.Prt.113-30. (Washington: GPO).

Jacob Straus, Matthew Glassman, Colleen Shogan, and Susan Smelcer. 2012. “Communicating in 140 Characters or Less: Congressional Adoption of Twitter in the 111th Congress.” PS: Political Science & Politics.

Matthew Glassman. 2012. “Congressional Leadership: A Resource Perspective,” In Straus, Jacob, ed., Navigating Congress: Party and Procedure in the House and Senate. Roman and Littlefield.

Matthew Glassman. 2011. “Beyond the Balance Rule: Congress, Statehood, and Slavery, 1850-1859,” In Paul Finkelman and Donald Kennon, eds., Congress and the Crisis of the 1850’s. Ohio State University Press.

Matthew Glassman and Stephen Skowronek. 2007. “Political Action and Political Change: Agents, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs in American Political Development.” In Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making, Matthew Glassman and Stephen Skowronek, eds. University of Pennsylvania Press.


“Building States: Institutions, Interests, and Actions in the Political Development of the American West, 1776-1912.”

Congressional Research Service Reports (Selected)

“Social Media in Congress: The Impact of Electronic Media on Member Communications.”

“Separation of Powers: An Overview.”

“A Parliamentary-Style Question Period: Proposals and Issues for Congress.”

“Congressional Commissions: Overview, Structure, and Legislative Considerations.”

“Mass Mailing and Mass Communications in the House, 1997-2014.”

“Congressional Careers: Service Tenure and Patterns of Member Service, 1789-2014.”