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About Ross Burkhart

Dr. Ross E. Burkhart joined the Department of Political Science at Boise State University in 1998. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Burkhart exemplifies a strong commitment to undergraduate education, recognized by his students and colleagues through numerous teaching and service awards. In addition to teaching, Dr. Burkhart’s research has been published in numerous journals and books, and he is a frequent presenter in the United States and Canada. Dr. Burkhart’s research interests include analyzing cross-national democratization patterns and US-Canada environmental relations.


1998 Present Co-Director, Boise State University Canadian Studies Program
1998 Present Professor, Boise State University Department of Political Science

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Boise State University Foundation Scholar Teaching Award Finalist - 2011
  • David S. Taylor Award for Service to Students, Associated Students of Boise State University - 2009
  • Boise State University Foundation Scholar Research Award Nomination - 2008
  • Boise State University Foundation Scholar Teaching Award Nominations- 2008 & 2004
  • Faculty Partner Award Program - Boise State University Division of Student Affairs - 2007


  • POLS 231—International Relations
  • POLS 298—Introduction to Political Inquiry
  • POLS 327—Canadian Politics
  • POLS 328—Politics in Japan
  • POLS 333—Governments and Politics of Developing Nations
  • POLS 398—Advanced Political Science Methods
  • PUBADM 595—International Relations in Public Administration

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Articles and Conference Proceedings (20)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (5)