Name: Michael Tager
Title: Associate Professor
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?
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
To teach is to communicate, and good communication is always a two-way street and the instructor and student should learn from each other, in or out of classroom. And often, teaching at Marietta College leads to a life-long friendships with your students.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
To write. As one of the leading American political scientists, Lucian Pye, once said, “Political scientists are all failed novelists.”