Honoring Professor Steven Schier

6 November 2015

Please join us in honoring Professor Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, on his retirement after the 2015-16 academic year. He will be greatly missed in Willis Hall by his colleagues and students.  Steve’s teaching, mentoring and leadership of the Carleton in Washington off-campus program have inspired numerous students to pursue careers in government and public service. He founded the Carleton in Washington program in 1983 and led the program 12 times. Since joining the Carleton faculty in 1981, he has taught widely in American politics―courses on Congress, the presidency, parties and interest groups, political rhetoric, America’s future, public policy, and research methods. 

The college is celebrating Steve’s many years of dedication with a panel discussion on the 2016 American Presidential Election and the Obama Presidency, May 11, 2016, at 7:00 pm in Great Hall, moderated by Prof. Schier, with a reception to follow. Panelists include:

  • R. Michael Alvarez ’86, Professor of Political Science, Caltech; Co-Director, Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project; Co-Editor, Political Analysis.
  • Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Divisional Dean for Social & Behavioral Sciences, Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science & Sociology, Director of the Program in Statistics & Methodology, The Ohio State University.
  • Lawrence R. Jacobs, Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies, and Director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Hubert H. Humphrey School and Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota.
  • Nicol C. Rae, Dean, College of Letters and Science, Montana State University.

(See full article about Steve’s career in the 2015 department newsletter.)

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