Todd L. Belt is John W. Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies at the Library of Congress and Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. His research and writing focuses on the mass media, public opinion, the presidency, campaigns and elections. He is the co-author of four books: The Post-Heroic Presidency: Leveraged Leadership in an Age of Limits (Praeger, 2nd ed.), The Presidency and Domestic Policy: Comparing Leadership Styles, FDR to Obama (Paradigm, 2nd ed.), We Interrupt This Newscast: How to Improve Local News and Win Ratings, Too (Cambridge University Press), and Getting Involved: A Guide to Student Citizenship (Longman). He has published over a dozen chapters in edited scholarly books and over two dozen scholarly articles. Dr. Belt received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science and the University of California, Irvine, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Southern California. He is the recipient of two teaching awards.