Political Science Educator

Using Light Board Lectures as a Tool for Student Engagement in an Online Political Science Statistics Course

October 28, 2021
Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1

Featured Essays


Gregory A. Petrow, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Teaching quantitative analysis is important in disciplines such as political science that conduct the scientific study of human society. …

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Reflections on Learning Political Science from Five Decades of Studies focused on Civic Teaching and Learning

October 28, 2021
Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1

Featured Essays


Judith Torney-Purta, Professor Emerita of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park

Only once in my career did I teach in a political science department – a course on political socialization. …

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Department-Level Graduate Student Peer Teaching Workshops

October 28, 2021
Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1

Featured Essays


William O’Brochta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Louisiana Tech University

Bryant J. Moy, PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Teaching for the first time involves many personal and philosophical decisions, …

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A Dynamic Duo: APSACivic and Political Science Education—A Partnership for Civic Innovation

October 28, 2021
Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1

The Teacher-Scholar Column


Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend.

As a teacher-scholar, I am always seeking new ways to improve my teaching and research, and to connect with others who can help …

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Developing Global Citizenship: Introducing a Teaching Toolkit

July 13, 2021

Henrike Lehnguth • University of Maryland, College Park

Jenny Wüstenberg • University of Maryland, College Park


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s December 2006 edition.


Ask any college teacher about the global awareness and knowledge displayed by …

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Using Work-Study Internships to Promote Civic Education & Student Leadership Development

November 20, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend, ebennion@iusb.edu


This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2020 issue.


As American Democracy Project Director at Indiana University South Bend, I plan dozens of events and engage hundreds …

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Using Elections to Teach Civic Engagement

November 20, 2020

TM. Sell, Highline College, tmsell@highline.edu


 This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 series.  


Every fall, I build parts of my political science classes around the elections. That may seem obvious, but I believe it …

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Breaking it Down: Writing a Doctoral Dissertation Prospectus

November 20, 2020

Susan E. Baer, Contributing Faculty Member, School of Public Policy and Administration, Walden University, susan.baer@waldenu.edu


 This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 series.  


I teach and mentor doctoral students who are writing qualitative dissertations …

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Should Political Science Professors Remain Non-partisan in the Classroom?

November 20, 2020

Mark Carl Rom, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Georgetown University, romm@georgetown.edu


 This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 series.  


There is never a dull time to teach courses on American politics, but …

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Rethinking the Role of the University in Promoting Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

November 20, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend, ebennion@iusb.edu


This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 issue. 


As a political scientist, and teacher-scholar, I am eager to use my research and teaching skills to equip …

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