Josh Mound Wins 2010 Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library is proud to announce that Josh Mound has been chosen as the 2010 winner of the Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter.  Mr. Mound is a doctoral student in History and Sociology at the University of Michigan and is completing his doctoral dissertation: Inflated Hopes, Taxing Times: The Politics of Economic Crisis in the Long 1970s.  He is examining contested economic politics through the intertwined issues of taxation and inflation during the 1970s, and how Democrats and Republicans struggled to meet the public’s demands for tax reform.

This annual award of $5000 is given to a doctoral student conducting dissertation research and writing on an aspect of the United States political process during the latter part of the 20th century.  It was established in 2005 to honor the life and work of Robert Teeter.  Mr. Teeter spent over thirty years as a leader in public opinion analysis and campaign strategy, including the 1976 campaign of President Gerald R. Ford.  The majority of written materials from Mr. Teeter’s career are part of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library collection. This award has been made possible by the generous support of the Teeter family and friends, and his colleagues on the United Parcel Service Board of Directors.

The application deadline for next year’s award is May 1, 2011.  For more information, please visit the Ford Library’s website at: or contact Christian Goos at (734) 205-0554 or at