Department: Political Science
Education: Ph.D. in Political Science, University of North Carolina, 1985; Master of Arts in Political Science, University of North Carolina, 1981; A.B. in Government, Cornell University, 1979.
Research Interests: U.S. politics (presidency and constitutional law); Comparative politics (institutions); Political theory (American political thought)
Recent Publications: “Expatriates and Elections,” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 15: 1 (2010/2006), 35-60.
“Constitutional Reform and the Presidency: The Recent Effort to Repeal the Natural Born Citizen Requirement,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 39: 1 (2009), 111-127.
Courses (Fall 2014): American National Government, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Ancient Political Thought
Courses (Spring 2015): American National Government, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Modern Political Thought, Governments of Russia and Eastern Europe
Phone: (740) 376-4898
What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?
Students will learn about particular areas of politics, and sharpen their critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills.
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
The opportunity to work with students and read and talk about politics with them, and to watch students majoring in Political Science progress in their thinking over their undergraduate careers.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
Doing political science research, riding my bike, swimming, traveling, reading crime/detective novels, watching movies or serial TV (e.g. Breaking Bad, The Wire, etc.)
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
What is your favorite location on campus and why?
During springtime when the dogwood trees are blossoming, on the upper mall; otherwise on the first floor of the library.
What is your favorite Marietta College event?