Gary Mucciaroni

Director – Master of Public Policy Program
460 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk


Politics of Public Policymaking, American Politics, LGBTQ politics, Labor and Industrial Relations, Research Design


Gary Mucciaroni has been a member of the faculty of the Political Science Department at Temple since he arrived in 1993. He is the Director of the Master of Public Policy Program (MPP) and was Department Chair from 2005-2010 and in 2015-2016.  The focus of his research and publications is the politics of public policymaking in the United States— examining the forces and actors that impinge upon the policy choices of government. He is the author of four books and several articles, most recently on the politics of LGBTQ issues. His current research focuses on how legislators frame abortion restrictions in the American states, the future of a post-marriage equality LGBTQ social movement, and the historical origins of industrial relations policies in five nations.

Selected Publications

  • “Will Victory Bring Change?: A Mature Social Movement Faces the Future” in Carlos A. Ball, ed., LGBT Rights After Same-Sex Marriage, (New York: NYU Press),forthcoming 2016.
  • “Are Debates About ‘Morality Policy’ Really About Morality?: Framing Opposition to Gay and Lesbian Rights,” in Policy Studies Journal, 39, Issue 2
  • “The Study of LGBT Politics and Its Contributions to Political Science,” in PS: Political Science and Politics, January, 2011
  •  Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in Struggles over Gay Rights (University of Chicago Press, 2008)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Public Policy: What Governments Do and Why They Do It
  • Research Design
  • Politics, Rights and Sexual Orientation

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