I received my B.A. from Oberlin College (1972) and my M.A. (1974) and Ph.D. (1976) degrees in Political Science from Duke University. Since receiving my Ph.D., I have taught at Metropolitan State College (Denver), the University of Vermont, the University of Mississippi, and Kalamazoo College (Michigan). I previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Earlham College. I have lectured widely on politics, including such areas as federalism, constitutionalism and topics related to constitutional government, and other political topics, as well as on specific political institutions and issues in Canada, Israel, and Palestine. In addition to numerous speaking engagements in the United States, I’ve lectured in such foreign settings as Albania, China, Israel, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Palestine, the Soviet Union and Trinidad (as well as many other locations). I have published widely in the fields of my scholarship, including over two dozen books, dozens of scholarly articles and as many professional papers presented at conferences. My current fields of scholarship include comparative politics and government and Israeli and Palestinian politics. Many of my papers and presentations have focused on American higher education and topics related to higher education curricula and administrative structures.
- Ph.D., Duke University
- M.A., Duke University
- B.A., Oberlin College
- American Political Science Association
- Association for Israel Studies
- Palestine Academic Research Consortium
I’m currently working on a study of constitutionalism in the Middle East and the particular challenges that are posed for constitutionalism by religious orthodoxy there.