Philip H. Melanson

Philip H. Melanson was chancellor professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth. He served as coordinator of the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Archive (the world’s largest collection on the assassination) as well as serving as chair of the Political Science Department for twelve years. He wrote thirteen books and was an internationally recognized expert on political violence and government secrecy. His books, including The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency (Carroll & Graf), Secrecy Wars (Potomac Books), and Shadow Play: The Untold Story of the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination (St. Martin’s), relate to political assassination and violence, governmental secrecy and law enforcement and intelligence agencies. His media appearances included NPR, BBC, CBS, and CNN news programs.