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by Krueger, James S last modified Sep 10, 2013 11:12 AM


James Krueger

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department


Phone:   (920) 424-7162

Office:    Sage Hall 4621


Teaching Philosophy 

For me, teaching is very much about exciting students about topics which they never would have thought they’d find interesting.  Whether its logistic regression or municipal government institutions, few people would look at these topics and say ‘Yes, tell me more!’  My conviction that every student can find something interesting in a course comes from my own experiences in graduate school.  When I reached the University of Iowa, I was entirely convinced that I wanted to study comparative politics somewhere, although I wasn’t quite sure which part of the globe interested me most. After some exploration, I focused my comparative politics work on Southeast Asia. At the same time, I found that some of my most interesting courses were methodological or in the subfield of American politics. As a result, I’ve been fortunate to be trained very broadly in political science, and believe that giving students that same opportunity will not only enhance their exposure to new areas of study, but also help them understand that the questions they are passionate about are much larger than one country, region, or subfield of study.

Courses Taught

PS 105 – American Government and Politics
PS 108 – Essentials of Civic Engagement
PS 114 - The Politics of Race and Sex
PS 225/335 – State and Local Politics
PS 245 – Political Methodology
PS 304 – Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Politics
PS 311 – East Asian Politics
PS 329 – Political Psychology
PS 350 – Elections and Political Behavior
PS 370 – Queer Politics
PS 401 – Political Analysis (capstone)



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by Krueger, James S last modified Sep 10, 2013 11:12 AM