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Joe Wert Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Coordinator of Political Science Program
President of Faculty Senate

Crestview Hall 036
Phone: (812) 941-2160
jwert@ius.edu

Biography

Dr. Wert teaches an eclectic group of classes when not serving as Dean of the School of Social Sciences. 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 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.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

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

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

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

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

Campus Events

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 23rd, 2017

All day event

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 24th, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Classes End

Fall 2017 Classes End

December 2nd, 2017

All day event

Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops

December 2nd, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

December 4th, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Final Exams End

Fall 2017 Final Exams End

December 9th, 2017

All day event

Wintersession Classes Begin

Wintersession Classes Begin

December 14th, 2017

All day event

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

December 25th, 2017

All day event

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

January 1st, 2018

All day event

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

January 4th, 2018

All day event

Wintersession 2017 Finals

Wintersession 2017 Finals

January 6th, 2018

All day event

Spring 2018 Classes Begin

Spring 2018 Classes Begin

January 8th, 2018

All day event

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