David Rankin, Chair
My teaching fields are in American Politics, Media and Politics, Campaigns and Elections, Public Opinion and Political Participation, Civic Education and Engagement. Research areas include political psychology and political communication in which I am interested in symbolic politics, media influence, political attitudes, learning and behavior. I have published articles in journals such as Political Behavior, Comparative Politics, and Presidential Studies Quarterly, and contributed to several books. I have recently completed a book on "U.S. Politics and Generation Y: Engaging the Millennials," coauthored the books “Winning the White House, 2004: Region by Region, Vote by Vote (2005) and "Winning the White House, 2008" (2009), and co-edited the book “Transformed by Crisis: The Presidency of George W. Bush and American Politics” (2004). I have received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004) and the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011). I also serve as the coordinator for internships in Washington, DC.
I teach courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, and Judicial Politics, as
well as the introduction to American government. My research is in American Political
Development, particularly in the relations of government to business corporations.
I have published work on the development of state incorporation laws, and on the development
of federal regulation in the early twentieth century. I am one of four pre-law advisors
on campus, and I serve on the University Senate. I have lived in Seattle, Buenos
Aires, New York City, Austin, and Milwaukee.
Ph.D., SUNY, Buffalo
Political Philosophy; Law and Society
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Since arriving at Fredonia, I have held a number of administrative positions, including chairperson of the Department of Politics and International Affairs, Dean of Liberal Studies, Founding Director and Professor in Residence of the Albany Semester Intern Program, and Founding Director of the School of Business. I teach in the field of political philosophy and American politics. I am the recipient of the SUNY Chancelllor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2007, I was promoted to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. My published work includes articles on the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, democratic theory, the American presidency, and Herman Melville. The Divided Mind of American Liberalism (Lexington Books, 2002) is a study of divisions within American liberal thought in the 20th century. In 1999, I established Fredonia's Mock Trial team, which competes in competitions sponsored by the American Mock Trial Association.
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Raymond J. Rushboldt
I teach several courses in international politics, among them comparative politics of developing nations, U.S. foreign policy, International Political Economy and Latin American affairs. Research areas include urbanization & environmental sustainability in Latin America, urban governance in Brazil, and inter-American relations. I have conducted extensive field research in Brazil and Mexico, and have presented the results at national and international conferences. I authored Urban Brazil: Visions, Afflictions and Governance Lessons (Cambria Press 2008),and co-edited The Geography, Politics and Architecture of Cities (Edwin Mellen Press 2012). I am a contributor to the Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations (CQ Press), and have several published articles. A great enthusiast of study abroad programs, I organized and directed overseas courses in Brazil and Mexico. I have a broad experience in international journalism, including broadcasting contributions to the BBC and Deutsche Welle radio services, and also to key Brazilian media outlets.