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About Steven Engel

Professor Engel received his Ph.D. in political science from Loyola University of Chicago and has been a faculty member at Georgia Southern since 1999. He has been the director of the University Honors Program since 2005. His teaching and research interests focus on political philosophy, patriotism and nationalism, and political action committees. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on these topics.

Research and Teaching Interests: Political philosophy, patriotism and nationalism, politics in Northern Ireland, political action committee behavior

Positions

2005 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
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2005 - Present Director, Georgia Southern University Honors Programs
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Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Political Science and International Studies, Department of
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2016 - 2017 Emigrant Support Programme
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government of the Republic of Ireland)
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Howard Keeley
$35,000
2015 - 2016 Emigrant Support Programme
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government of the Republic of Ireland)
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Howard Keeley
$35,000
2006 Faculty Research Grant
Georgia Southern University
Social Disorganization, Rural Neighborhoods, and Quality of Life among Residents
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Christopher Gibson
$9,969.98
2005 Faculty Development Grant
Georgia Southern University
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Christopher Gibson
$4,193.35
2005 Faculty Service Grant
Georgia Southern University
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Christopher Gibson
$1,522.50
2003 Faculty Development Travel Grant
Georgia Southern University
$563
2003 Faculty Service Grant
Georgia Southern University
Project for Civic Engagement and Social Transformation
Colleague(s): Lori Amy and Catherine Chaput
$4,260
2002 Faculty Research Stipend
Georgia Southern University
$2,000
2001 Faculty Research Grant
Georgia Southern University
$1,500
2000 Faculty Development Grant
Georgia Southern University
$1,750
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, Conference Planning Committee, National Collegiate Honors Council
2015 - Present Member, Editorial Board, Honors in Practice
2014 - Present Member, General Council (formerly Steering Committee), Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective (GURC)
2014 - Present Treasurer and Executive Committee Member, National Collegiate Honors Council
2008 - Present Member, Finance Committee, National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
2019 Member, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Post-tenure Review Committee
2018 Member, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Pre-tenure Review Committee
2013 - 2018 Member, Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) Executive Committee
2017 Member, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
2016 - 2017 Member, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Educational Leave Review Committee
2015 - 2016 President, Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC)
2015 Conference Co-Chair, Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference
2012 - 2015 Member, Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC) Executive Committee
2014 Conference Co-Chair, Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Honors Council
2014 Conference Co-Chair, Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference
2013 - 2014 President, Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC)
2013 Conference Chair, Annual Conference of the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council
2011 Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
2009 Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Pre-tenure Review Committee
2008 Member, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Pre-tenure Review Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, National Collegiate Honors Council, 2018
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence, 2003

Courses

  • Honors Freshman Seminar
  • Sophomore Honors Seminar
  • Junior Honors Research Seminar
  • Global Citizens-Honors
  • Introduction to American Government
  • Classical Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Contemporary Political Thought
  • Democratic Theory
  • Senior Seminar in Political Theory
  • Celtic Identity and Conflict
  • Irish Political History
  • Study Abroad in Ireland-Honors
  • Justice and Ethics
  • Justice in Film and Literature
  • Theories of Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • Comparative World Justice Systems
  • Senior Seminar in Justice Studies

Education

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2000 PhD. Political Science, Loyola University Chicago
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1993 MA Political Science, Bowling Green State University
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1992 MA Philosophy, Miami University
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1990 BA, Michigan State University ‐ James Madison College
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Contact Information

Department of Political Science & International Studies
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8101
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
912-478-5698

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Peer Reviewed Publications: Journal Articles (8)

Peer Reviewed Publications: Book Chapters (2)

Book Reviews (2)

Conference Presentations (34)