Assistant Professor of Political Science Robert J. Hume, Ph.D., has won the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for his book, “How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior” (Routledge-Taylor & Francis, 2009).

Hume was one of only four winners in the professional studies category, out of 42 entries from 16 Jesuit institutions. The awards are given annually by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society.

“For legal scholars and politicians who are interested in the ‘art of the possible,’ and ordinary citizens who care about persuasive writing, this book might very well be considered required reading,” said one of the judges, in part.

“I am thrilled to win a national book award,” said Hume, “but I take special pride in being recognized by a Jesuit honor society at the national level.”

Hume is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2003, and came to Fordham in 2005. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of constitutional law, the judicial process, and public administration, with particular emphasis on the implementation of court decisions.

— Syd Steinhardt