Shirley Anne Warshaw is Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, and B.A., from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Gettysburg faculty, Dr. Warshaw worked in the Pennsylvania state government and served in the Governor's Office for two Governors.
Dr. Warshaw has written five books on presidential decision-making and numerous book chapters and articles. She is a frequent speaker on National Public Radio, a guest columnist, and a commentator on radio and television on presidential leadership. She has most recently worked with CNN, the Hearst Newspapers, Cox Newspapers, Associated Press, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Gannett Newspapers, Newhouse Newspapers, The Washington Post and USA Today and a host of other media outlets, offering comments on issues surrounding presidential leadership.
Dr. Warshaw has won numerous teaching awards, including the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Interfraternity/Panhellenic Distinguished Teaching Award, Women's Center Award, Senior Class Faculty of the Year Award, Convocation Speaker, Outstanding Publications Award, and Sears-Roebuck Teaching and Campus Leadership Award. She has been awarded grants for research in the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush Presidential Archives, as well as other institutions.
During the 1993-1995 academic year, Dr. Warshaw served as the Associate Director of the Leadership Development Program through a grant from the US Department of Education and during the 1989-1991 academic years served as the Executive Director of the Eisenhower International Symposium.