William J. Howell, University of Chicago (image) University of Chicago Caption William J. Howell is the author of a new book about the presidency and the primacy of power. Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Polictics at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Credit University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Usage Restrictions News organizations may use this image in connection with reports about the research of William J. Howell. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.