Senior Staff

Andrew E. Busch, Director

Dr. Andrew Busch is Crown Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, where he teaches courses on American government and politics. He currently serves as Chair of the Government Department and Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government.

Busch has authored or co-authored eleven books on American politics, including most recently Epic Journey: The 2008 Elections and American Politics (2009) and The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America’s Founding Document (2007), along with more than thirty articles and chapters. In 2007, he received a Fulbright fellowship to lecture on American politics at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, and served as the Ann and Herbert Vaughan Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University in the 2009-2010 academic year.

A native of Colorado, Busch received his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1987, his M.A. in Government from the University of Virginia in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia in 1992. He taught at the University of Denver from 1992-2004 before coming to Claremont McKenna College. He lives with his wife Melinda and three children in Upland, California.


Kenneth P. Miller, Associate Director

Dr. Ken Miller (B.A. Pomona College, J.D. Harvard Law School, Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley) became Associate Director of the Rose Institute in 2009. He has served as a member of CMC’s Government faculty since 2003. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on state government institutions, with emphasis on direct democracy (initiative, referendum, and recall) and the interaction between law and politics. His publications include Direct Democracy and the Courts (Cambridge University Press 2009) and a co-edited volume The New Political Geography of California(Berkeley Public Policy Press 2008). Dr. Miller has worked with Rose Institute students on several research projects, including the 24-state Miller-Rose Institute Initiative Database.


Bipasa Nadon, Assistant Director for Research and Publications

Bipasa Nadon (B.A. University of Chicago, J.D. University of Chicago) joined the Rose Institute in 2011.  She was an assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley in Chicago, where she developed policy in the areas of housing, aviation planning, personnel and legislative affairs.  Mrs. Nadon also has international experience.  She was the director of local government programs for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Ukraine and served as an international observer for Ukraine’s first  parliamentary elections.  Mrs. Nadon practiced corporate law at Hale and Dorr, LLP in Boston, specializing in technology licensing.


Marionette S. Moore, Administrative Assistant

Marionette Sison Moore (B.A. University of the Philippines) joined the staff of the Rose Institute in February of 1997, providing assistance to the Institute’s management staff and supervision of student research assistants. She lends support to the research needs of the Institute with her broad background in the area of survey research and knowledge of computerized data management.




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