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Dr. Joe Wert Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
President of Faculty Senate

Crestview Hall 016
Phone: (812) 941-2160
jwert@ius.edu

Biography

Dr. Wert teaches an eclectic group of classes. Most of the classes he teaches are part of the Public Service Track: Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society, Public Budgeting, Public Personnel Management, and Administrative Law. He also teaches Intro to American Politics, Research Methods, the U.S. Presidency, Constitutional Law, Ethics and Public Policy, and the senior seminar. His research intersts lie in the areas of public opinion and the presidency, and has published a book, “A Study of Bill Clinton’s Public Approval Ratings” (2003) and several entries in the Encyclopedia of the American Presidency. He has also published a chapter in a book on Indiana governors, along with several other articles. 

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Political Science
  • Masters

    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    • Business Administration
  • Masters

    • Ball State University, Muncie, IN, United States
    • Master of Arts, Major in Economics, Minor in Political Science
  • Bachelors

    • Ball State University, Muncie, IN, United States
    • Bachelor of Science, Major in Political Science, Minor in Classics

Professional Interests

Teaching

Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society Political Issues in Public Personnel Management Politics of the Budgetary Process Legal Issues in Public Bureaucracy American Presidency

Research

Public Opinion and the Presidency The institution of the presidency

Hobbies/Interests

Board member and Treasurer, Floyd County Animal Rescue League.

Member and Vice Chair of Animal Control Authority of New Albany/Floyd County.

Campus Events

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

February 26th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 26th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

February 26th, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ask Aaron: Keeping IU Healthy

Ask Aaron: Keeping IU Healthy

February 26th, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

February 26th, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 26th, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. IU South Bend

(24)Softball vs. IU South Bend

February 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Men’s Tennis vs. Georgetown College

Men’s Tennis vs. Georgetown College

February 27th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Women’s Tennis vs. (22)Georgetown College

Women’s Tennis vs. (22)Georgetown College

February 27th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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