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Ross Alexander

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of Political Science
Tom Raper Hall #330
765-973-8318
roscalex@iue.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University, 2002
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Arizona State University, 1998
  • B.A., Political Science & History, Beloit College, 1996

Current Teaching Interests

American political theory, public policy and administration, organizational theory, state and local government

Current Research Interests

State and local government; online teaching & learning; public budgeting and finance; American national politics

Selected Publications

Books/Monographs
  • Alexander, Ross C. and Carl Cavalli (eds.) 2011. The Basics of American Government. University Press of North Georgia. Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia. ISBN: 9780979232466
Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)
  • Alexander, Ross C. 2013. "Chapter One: Theories of Democracy and Types of Government," in Carl Cavalli (ed.) The Basics of American Government (2nd). Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia.
  • Alexander, Ross C. 2013. "Chapter Two: The U.S. Constitution," in Carl Cavalli (ed.) The Basics of American Government (2nd). Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia.
  • Alexander, Ross C. 2013. "Chapter Thirteen: State and Local Government," in Carl Cavalli (ed.) The Basics of American Government (2nd). Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia.
  • Alexander, Ross C. 2011. "Chapter One: Theories of Democracy and Types of Government," in Alexander, Ross C. and Carl Cavalli (eds.) The Basics of American Government. Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia.
  • Alexander, Ross C. 2011. "Chapter Two: The U.S. Constitution," in Alexander, Ross C. and Carl Cavalli (eds.) The Basics of American Government. Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia.
  • Alexander, Ross C. 2011. "Chapter Thirteen: State and Local Government," in Alexander, Ross C. and Carl Cavalli (eds.) The Basics of American Government. Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia.
Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)
  • Alexander, Ross, Mary Blakefield, Katherine Frank, and Markus Pomper. 2015. State Mandates and General Education: One Campus Responds to Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of General Education.
  • Miner, Jonathan S. and Ross C. Alexander. 2010. LibGuides in Political Science: A Gateway to Information Literacy and Improved Student Research. Journal of Information Literacy 4(1).
  • Alexander, Ross C.; Carolyn McCarthy-Reckard & Brent A. Paterline. 2010. The Effect of Citizen Input on State Legislator Decision-Making: Does Gender Matter? Journal of Social Sciences 24(1).
  • Batchelder, John Stuart & Ross C. Alexander. 2009. Effects of Personnel Policy on the Public Administration Paradigm Shift: From Merit to Neo-managerial. Journal of Social Sciences 21(3).
  • Alexander, Ross C. 2008. The Feasibility of Legalized Casino Gambling in Georgia. Proceedings of the Georgia Political Science Association. 2007 edition.
  • Batchelder, John Stuart and Ross C. Alexander. 2008. The Applicability of Change Theories Concerning Website Revision at a Globally-Focused Comprehensive University. Globalization. Special Issue.
  • Alexander, Ross C., Brent A. Paterline & John Hulsey. 2007. Citizen Involvement in the County Budget Process in Georgia. International Social Science Review 82 (3, 4): 163-175.
  • Alexander, Ross C. and Brent A. Paterline. 2005. Boom or Bust: Casino Gaming and Host Municipalities. International Social Science Review 80 (1, 2): 20-28.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education, Indiana University East, January 2012-December 2014
  • Department Head of Political Science and Criminal Justice, University of North Georgia, July 2010-December 2011; Assistant Department Head, July 2009-June 2010
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Georgia, August 2003-December 2011
  • Co-Director, Quality Enhancement Plan, University of North Georgia, August 2006-December 2011

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • 2010 NGCSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
  • 2010 NGCSU Student Government Association (SGA) "Teacher of the Year Award" for the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice
  • 2008 NGCSU Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
  • 2007 NGCSU Athletic Department/Student Athletes' Faculty Appreciation Award
  • 2005-06 Student Government Association (SGA) "Faculty Member of the Year"