In April 2004, Charles O. Jones was named Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Dr. Charles O. Jones is Hawkins Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a non–resident Senior Fellow in the Governmental Studies Program at The Brookings Institution. In 1994 and 1995 he was the Douglas Dillon Visiting Fellow in Governmental Studies at Brookings. Previously, Dr. Jones taught at Wellesley College and the Universities of Arizona, Pittsburgh, and Virginia. In 1998 and 1999 he was the John M. Olin Professor of American Government at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He has been a visiting lecturer in over 100 colleges, universities, and institutes in the United States and foreign countries.
Jones has written or edited 18 books and contributed more than 100 articles and book chapters. His most recent books focus on the presidency and Congress: The Trusteeship Presidency: Jimmy Carter and the United States Congress, The Reagan Legacy Promise and Performance, The Presidency in a Separated System (which won the Richard E. Neustadt Prize), Separate But Equal Branches: Congress and the Presidency, Passages to the Presidency: From Campaigning to Governing: Clinton and Congress, 1993–1996: Risk, Restoration, and Re-election, and in 2000, Preparing to Be President: The Memos of Richard E. Neustadt.
Jones served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the American Political Science Association. During 1975–1981, he was Editor of the American Political Science Review. He also served as co-editor of the Legislative Studies Quarterly, President of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chairman of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Social Science Research Council.