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Mr. Richard Yon

Instructor (American Politics, Policy, and Strategy)
DoD Civilian

Contact Information:
Office Location: LH 202
Phone: 845.938.3498


Richard M. Yon is an instructor in American Politics at the United States Military Academy and coordinates the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress fellowship program and the domestic Academic Individual Advanced Development program for the Department of Social Sciences. Yon’s recent research examines the role of the Vice President where he has interviewed Vice Presidents, chiefs of staff, cabinet secretaries, national security advisors, and other members of presidential administrations as part of this research.  He has written several book chapters and articles on the presidency and vice presidency.  Yon’s most recent work, which examines the vice presidency, will appear in an updated edition of “Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency.”  Yon also serves as on the editorial board of the journal White House Studies.