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Dr. Joe Wert Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
President of Faculty Senate
Co-chair of University Faculty Council

Crestview Hall 032
Phone: (812) 941-2160
jwert@iu.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

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 9

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 9

August 16th, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

August 16th, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Volleyball vs. Grenadier Alumni

Volleyball vs. Grenadier Alumni

August 16th, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop-In Advising

Drop-In Advising

August 17th, 2022

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Drop-In Advising

Drop-In Advising

August 18th, 2022

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Drop-In Advising

Drop-In Advising

August 19th, 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Student Induction Day

New Student Induction Day

August 19th, 2022

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Induction Day Involvement and Resource Fair

Induction Day Involvement and Resource Fair

August 19th, 2022

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Learn More About Greek Life Interest Session

Learn More About Greek Life Interest Session

August 19th, 2022

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Federal Work Study and Finding A Job Interest Session
Mentoring Program Interest Session

Mentoring Program Interest Session

August 19th, 2022

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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