After receiving his M.A. from Yale University in 1978, Pitney began his political career in his home state of New York as a legislative assistant for State Senator John R. Dunne. He later worked for the U.S. House Republican research committee while completing his Ph.D., also from Yale. During a leave of absence from CMC, Pitney was acting director of the Republican National Committee's research department.
A professor of government at CMC since 1986, Pitney has published numerous scholarly articles and coauthored the book, Congress' Permanent Minority?: Republicans in the U.S. House (1994). In 1995 he received the Glenn R. Huntoon, Jr. Teaching Award and in 1988, the Richard Shure Faculty Award.
You won't want to miss this lively evening of political history "in the making." A special menu is being planned, featuring Kansas T-bone steaks for the Republicans and Arkansas baby-back ribs for the Democrats-plus vegetarian entrees, of course. Owing to the popularity of this event, only CMC students, faculty, and staff are eligible to attend.