American Government

Dr. Tom Birkland

William T. Kretzer Professor Of Public Policy, School Of Public And International Affairs

The process and politics of public policy (politics and process), including the politics and policy making processes involved in aviation safety; natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, volcanoes, etc.); industrial accidents (airplane crashes, oil spills, nuclear power, etc.); American politics; science, technology and public policy; environmental policy; policy analysis; politics of Alaska and the Western United States.

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Policy
American Government
Climate Change
Environmental Policy
Public Administration/Public Policy
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. William Boettcher

Associate Professor Of Political Science

U.S. foreign policy, international relations, U.S. national security policy, political psychology. Specializes in presidential decision-making regarding military interventions.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
International Relations
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Michael Cobb

Associate Professor Of Political Science

Political behavior, public opinion in general and specific expertise on public opinion pertaining to war and emerging technologies, nanotechnology, survey research; voting behavior; campaigns, elections and race in American politics.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Public Opinion Research/Law Enforcement
Technology and Politics
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Charles Coe

Professor Of Public Administration

State and local government budgeting, local government management, intergovernmental relations. Author of Public Financial Management and more than 15 handbooks for government management.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Steven Greene

Associate Professor Of Political Science

American and North Carolina government, elections, public opinion, political parties, role of gender and politics.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Clifford Griffin

Associate Professor Of Political Science

Carribean -- English-speaking, U.S.-Haiti and U.S.-Cuba relations. Military coups, democratization, migration, drug trafficking, and money laundering, offshore financial services sector, transnational organized crime, tourism.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
International Relations
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Rick Kearney

Professor And Director Of The School Of Public And International Affairs

Public sector labor relations and collective bargaining--including pending state and national legislation to extend bargaining to NC state
and local employees; Public sector human resource issues and policy: pay, benefits, merit systems, etc.; state politics; public administration: human resource management and intergovernmental relations.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Environmental Policy
Public Administration/Public Policy
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Andrew Taylor

Professor Of Political Science

Local, North Caorlina and national politics and elections. Congressional and presidential politics.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Colleges
CHASS