Robert E. Botsch, Professor of Political Science
BS in Applied Mathematics and Physics, N.C. State U.,
MA and PhD in Political Science, U.N.C. Chapel Hill,
1975 and 1977
Instructor, U.N.C. Chapel Hill, 1976-77
Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, 1977-78
Assistant, Associate, and Professor, USC Aiken, 1978-present
American politics and institutions, southern politics,
South Carolina politics, research methods, public opinion, the Vietnam
We Shall Not Overcome, University of North Carolina
Organizing the Breathless, University of Kentucky
African-Americans and the Palmetto State, co-author,
a social studies text for the S.C.
Department of Education, 1994.
Government's Role in the Future of S.C., monograph
prepared for the S.C. Assembly
on the Future, co-chaired by the Governor and Lt. Governor of S.C., 1988.
Four textbook chapters: two on interest groups in S.C.,
one on African-Americans in
S.C., and one on human service delivery.
Over $130,000 in small grants, most of which went to
students and equipment.
Honors and Awards:
USCA Teaching Excellence Award, 1987-8 and 1995-6
USC System Professor of the Year, 1987-8
CASE S.C. Professor of the Year and National Gold Medal
USC Aiken Scholarly Activity Award, 1992-3
USC Aiken Service Award, 1989-90
Selected Service Activities:
Faculty Assembly Parliamentarian for several terms
Chair of Welfare Committee and co-author of Faculty Salary
USCA Golf Coach, 1982-3
Advisor: Social and Behavioral Science Club, College
Democrats, and College Republicans
Steering Committee for the Social Science Student Research
Creating a "WEB" based encyclopedia on African-Americans
and S.C. with Carol Botsch
Internet based teaching
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