C-SPAN has invited Dr. Wes Borucki, associate professor of history, to participate in its well-regarded Presidential Historians' Survey Group. A select group of presidential historians and biographers are invited to contribute to the rankings, which are regularly cited in academic research and by the press.
Since 2001, upon the election of a new president, C-SPAN has asked noted historians to complete a survey ranking all former presidents in 10 leadership categories established by a team of academic advisers. The methodology is outlined on the 2017 survey website.
Borucki's first book, "George H.W. Bush: In Defense of Principle," was published in early 2011 by Nova Science Publishers as part of its "First Men, America's Presidents" series. His second book, "Ronald Reagan: Heroic Dreamer," was published as part of the same series in 2014. He is working on a biography of former President Donald Trump.
This is C-SPAN's fourth survey. Surveys are distributed to historians and other professional observers, drawn from a database of C-SPAN's programming and suggestions from academic advisers.