"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."

                                                 --J. Springfield


Associate Professor of Political Science & Head
Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Curriculum Vita

Research & Publications

London 2011


The Legacy of the Crash: How the Financial Crisis Changed America and Britain
Palgrave Macmillan (October 2011)

Interview with Palgrave Macmillan (YouTube)


Previous Books:


The Blair Legacy: Politics, Policy, Governance and Foreign Affairs

Palgrave Macmillan (2009)

The Social Context of Economic Change in Britain
Manchester University Press (2002; paperback in 2009)
Image of book cover for The social context of economic change in Britain

Political Science at Rose-Hulman:
Politics focuses on the enduring questions of how to organize our institutions and societies so as to achieve the goals of justice, security, and material well-being. From high-stakes diplomacy between great powers to struggles over school funding, political interactions abound at all levels. Political science is, in the broadest sense, the study of governments and governing procedures. As such the discipline covers a wide range of topics, with the major subfields being American government, international relations, comparative politics, and political philosophy. Courses dealing with all of these areas are offered here at Rose-Hulman.  

The study of political science is useful not only for helping to better understand the world in which you live, but also by developing critical thinking skills through analyzing complex social interactions. Political science classes count toward the general Humanities and Social Sciences requirements. Those interested in more extensive study can receive an area minor in political science.  Consult the RHIT Undergraduate Bulletin or see below for the requirements.

Political science offerings are listed in the schedule of classes under the HSS Department's thematic categories (Global Studies [GS], Ideas and Arts [IA] and Society and Values [SV]).




















Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) fields

hardball questions at Rose-Hulman.



Course Links for 2011-12:

Fall American Politics and Government
Winter International Relations
Spring Comparative Politics

Other Courses Offered

British Politics and Government  Seminar on America's Future 
Politics of the Global Economy  The European Union


2012 RHIT Model European Union Team (representing Greece and Cyprus)


Political Science Links:

News: CNN Fox News
  Washington Post New York Times
  Wall Street Journal (Op-Ed) Washington Times
  BBC News NewsHour (PBS)
  The Economist Financial Times
  Indianapolis Star Terre Haute Tribune Star
  Deutsche Welle (English Edition) Le Monde diplomatique (English Edition )
US Government: White House Department of State
  Department of Defense Dept. of Homeland Security
  Senate House of Representatives
  Census Bureau


The Library of Congress


International: United Nations The European Union
  World Bank International Monetary Fund


World Trade Organization


Political Science Organizations: American Political Science Association International Studies Association
  Council on Foreign Relations


Foreign Policy Association


Reference: CIA - The World Factbook Political Resources on the Net
  Library of Congress Country Studies Terrorism: Questions & Answers
  Statistical Abstract of the US Glossary of Political Economy
  Globalization 101 Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  Ultimate Political Science Links U of Texas Map Library

Minor in Political Science:

The Minor in Political Science has the following requirements:

  1. Five courses in Political Science, one of which must be Comparative Politics (GS 161), International Relations (GS 163), or American Politics and Government (SV 166)
  2. A minimum of 40 credits in HSS courses must be earned to obtain the minor.
  3. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Minor Adviser.



GS 161 Comparative Politics
GS 163 International Relations
IA 463 Seminar on America's Future SV 166 American Politics and Government XX 399 Special Topics
GS 361 Politics of the Global Economy
GS 366 The European Union
  SV 369 British Politics and Government XX 499 Directed Study



Other Links:


Baltimore Ravens



3/4 of the globe is covered by water....

the rest is covered by Ed Reed...


The Onion



The World's Finest News Source

Funny or Die 



Proving an eternal truth...there is nothing funnier than a cursing toddler.




The Casey Kids

The World's Cutest...
This cannot be denied!!!














Me at Ravens Training Camp Up close and (im)personal with Ray Lewis




Remember....Maria sez...

If you don't like politics, you're a LOSER!





Hey Terre Haute.....Stay classy.





Last Edited: Thursday, 30. August 2012