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.