Steven A. Shull, an accomplished emeritus research professor of political science and mentor to numerous doctoral students for over 30 years at the University of New Orleans, died on Nov. 4, 2021. He was 78.
Shull, who retired in 2005, specialized in public policy, the presidency and legislative behavior. He won the University-wide career achievement award for excellence in research in 1986. He served on three journal editorial boards and was Fulbright Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Innsbruck in Austria.
Shull edited a series of books for Garland Publishing Inc. on politics and policy in American institutions, and authored more than 125 publications. He was editor or co-editor of six volumes including, “Presidential Policymaking” and “The Two Presidencies.” His articles appeared in numerous books and journals, including Congress and the Presidency, the Journal of Politics, and Western Political Quarterly.
Following his retirement from UNO, Shull moved to Ohio and taught for two years as visiting professor at Ohio State University. In 2007, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Oslo, Norway. He later moved to Venice, Florida where he was involved in numerous volunteer activities, including the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Chamber of Commerce of Venice, and Take Stock in Children, a mentoring program.
Shull is survived by wife Janice; son Ted Shull and daughter-in-law Dayana Shull; daughter Amanda Tomkoria and son-in-law Bikas Tomkoria; and grandchildren Bradley Shull, and Mira and Maya Tomkoria.
A memorial gathering is being planned for the spring in New Orleans.