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Carnahan Hall 211H

My overriding teaching philosophy is to provide relevant material in a well-organized manner with so that students may apply the knowledge in their daily lives.

Dr. James Newman, Associate Professor of Political Science

What area do you teach?

American Government, Public Administration

Education

Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration
Mississippi State University

Master Public Administration
Jacksonville State University

B.S. Marketing
University of Alabama

Philosophy of Teaching:

My overriding teaching philosophy is to provide relevant material in a well-organized manner with so that students may apply the knowledge in their daily lives. This can be achieved in different ways, given differences in students seeking to learn. With delivering information there are several formats a student may be able to use. A driving force behind each method of delivery should be that engaged students are more likely to learn and bored students are not.

Why did you decide to teach?

I enjoy watching students learn about government.

Credentials/Career Path

I've taught college-level courses since 1997. I Directed internship programs and served as a director of a graduate public administration program.

Professional Highlight

Working with nonprofit organizations.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions

Pi Alpha Alpha

Organizations with which you are involved

Regional conference of public administration.

Best Advice for Students

Don't procrastinate. Communicate questions and thoughts early and often.

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

“Lone Star State-of-Mind: Texas Energy and Environmental Politics” in Texas Yesterday and Today: Readings in Texas Politics and Public Policy eds. Euel Elliot and Doug Goodman. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning. 2017. ISBN# 9781680754483.