E. Scott Adler is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a principal investigator of the Congressional Bills Project and the Congressional District Data Project. Among his publications are the books Why Congressional Reforms Fail: Reelection and the House Committee System and The Macropolitics of Congress. The former was awarded the Alan Rosenthal Prize by the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association. His research has also appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and the Election Law Journal. In 2006–2007, Adler was Visiting Professor at the Center for the Study of American Politics and Department of Political Science, Yale University. He received a BA from the University of Michigan in 1988 and a PhD from Columbia University in 1996.
John D. Wilkerson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and Director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy. He is a principal investigator of the Congressional Bills Project, the Policy Agendas Project, and the Comparative Agendas Project. His research has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He has taught American politics at the University of Washington since 1991 and is the inventor of the award-winning legislative teaching simulation, LegSim. He received his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1991.