The study of public affairs and politics puts you in a great company of philosophers, statesmen, and scholars. It also puts you in the company of an excellent faculty at FDU. Found below are brief biographical sketches of some of the professors you will encounter in your political studies.

Kenneth Greene (Ph.D., Michigan State University), specializes in American urban politics. His published research spans the subfields of minority politics, school district governance, municipal politics and public administration. He is a consultant to municipal governments and non-profit corporations. He regularly appears on television to comment on current trends in American politics. Dr. Greene teaches our courses on Urban Government, Public Policy, and Minority Politics.

Bruce Larson (Ph.D., University of Virgina) specializes in congressional politics and public law and conducts research on campaign financing. He is co-editor with Larry J. Sabato of Dangerous Democracy? The Battle over Ballot initiatives in America. He is also co-author with Larry J. Sabato of the 2nd edition of The Party's Just Begun.  Dr. Larson teaches our courses in methodology, congress, parties and interest groups, and campaigns and elections.

Bruce Peabody (Ph.D., U. of Texas, Austin) specializes in judicial process and co-ordinates our pre-law and legal studies. Dr. Peabody recently joins us an has a record of publishing in many venues including: the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Commentary, the Minnesota Law Review, The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America, Magill's Legal Guide, and the Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Peabody teaches our courses in Criminal Justice, Federal Judicial Process, Current Legal Issues, and Law and Practice.

David Rosen (Ph.D., University of Illinois; J.D. Pace University Law School), is a practicing attorney, a member of the New York Bar Association, and a well traveled professor. Dr. Rosen's dissertation research took him to both Sierra Leone and Kenya. He has held appointments at Ben Gurion University in Israel, American University in Washington, D.C., the University of Maine, and the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Dr. Rosen teaches our courses in Constitutional Law, Anthropology of Law and Introduction to Jurisprudence.

Morris Rothblatt (Ph.D., New School for Social Research), is professor emeritus of political science. He specializes in the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Rothblatt has a long and successful record of law school advisement.

Barbara Salmore (Ph.D. Rutgers University) specializes in state and local politics. She is the co-author of Candidates, Parties, and Campaigns as well as New Jersey Politics and Government: Suburban Politics Comes of Age and the author of Why Nations Act.  She currently serves as Dean of Becton College.

Steven A. Salmore (Ph.D., Princeton University) specializes in elections and campaigns and New Jersey politics. He is co-author of Candidates, Parties, and Campaigns as well as New Jersey Politics and Government: Suburban Politics Comes of Age.  Dr. Salmore is a co-founder of the Eagleton Poll as well as the FDU Poll. He is a member of the executive board of FDU's PublicMind and comments regularly to the press on elections and campaigns.

Neil Salzman (Ph.D., New York University), specializes in international relations. One of Dr. Salzman's recent books is Reform and Revolution. This is the chronicle of Raymond Robins, a Commissioner for the American Red Cross, who arrived in St. Petersburg in 1917 and witnessed the upheaval of the Russian Revolution.

Another of Dr. Salzman's recent books is Russia in War and Revolution: General William V. Judson's Accounts from Petrograd, 1917-1918. Judson was the U.S. Military Attache and Chief of the American Military Mission in Russia in 1917. Judson was also an eyewitness to the Bolshevik Revolution and, once again, Dr. Salzman brings to light the invaluable first hand accounts and analyses of the characters, expectations and tribulations of this full scale 20th century revolution.

Dr. Salzman teaches our courses in International Relations, Russian Politics and Chinese Politics.

Peter J. Woolley (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh), teaches in the field of comparative politics and writes in the field of defense policy and American politics. Dr. Woolley's most recent book is Japan's Navy: Politics and Paradox, 1971-2000 (Lynne-Rienner, 2000)  His is also co-editor of American Politics: Core Argument and Current Controversy (Prentice-Hall, 1998 and 2002). His analyses of defense policy have appeared in a variety of professional journals including Conflict Quarterly, Asian Survey, Strategic Review, The Journal of Conflict Studies, The Journal of East and West Studies, and the Naval War College Review. In addition to American Politics, Dr. Woolley teaches courses on the causes of war, the phenomenon of terrorism, political geography, and American foreign policy.

Some More Faculty Introductions!

In addition to our full-time faculty, we make good use of the talents of a number of visiting professors, guest lecturers, and adjunct professors. All of these bring highly focused specialties to our curriculum.

Jack Bernardo (Ph.D. University of Tennessee), has spent a career in public administration. He has been a city manager, has managed non-profit organizations, and is an expert grant-writer. Dr. Bernardo teaches courses in American Government, Public Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations.

Ram Kishan (LL.B., University of Delhi) spent a long and satisfying career in the senior civil service of the Indian govenrment, including one stint as Director of the Cabinet Secretariat, managing all phases of foreign policy development. He joins us now to offer an array of courses in comparative government.

Dennis Pope (Ph.D., Rutgers University) after spending a harrowing career in state and local politics and administration is now giving us the benefit of his combination of scholarship and experience. Dr. Pope teaches courses on Environmental Politics and State and Local Government.

John Schiemann (Ph.D., Columbia University), has theoretical specialties in comparative politics and political theory and a regional specialty in Eastern Europe.  His research interests in comparative politics include transitions to democracy, institutional origins and change, and the politics of Eastern Europe, especially Hungary.  His research interests in Political Theory include rational action theory, contemporary analytical and normative political theory, and Friedrich Nietzsche.  Professor Schiemann teaches courses in comparative politics, political theory, and american government.  He has published in the American Journal of Political Science as well as in The Journal of Theoretical Politics.  He also contributed a chapter to Mixed Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds (Oxford University Press) and is working on a book manuscript on institutional choice during democratic transitions.

Last revised: 04.26.01