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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

Classes Begin for Summer II

Classes Begin for Summer II

June 25th, 2018

All day event

MIS Information Session II

MIS Information Session II

June 27th, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

June 28th, 2018

All day event

Independence Day Holiday - No Classes

Independence Day Holiday - No Classes

July 4th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 11th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 13th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 17th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

All day event

Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

All day event

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