Carol Sears Botsch, Associate Professor, Political Science
e-mail:carolb@usca.edu
 

Education


University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
PhD - 1988
Major: Public Administration
Minor: American Government and Political Theory

 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Master of Public Administration degree - 1975

 
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology - 1971

 

 
 






Professional Experience


Associate Professor
University of South Carolina - Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
Fall 2001 - present
Primary Responsibilities: Teach courses for the political science program,

develop and administer political science internship program, supervise senior theses and independent studies, school and community service, serve as pre-law advisor, scholarly research.
 
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina - Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
Fall 1997 - Summer 2001
Primary Responsibilities: Teach courses for the political science program,

develop and administer political science internship program, supervise senior theses and independent studies, school and community service, scholarly research.
 
 
Instructor
University of South Carolina - Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
Fall 1995 - Summer 1997
Primary Responsibilities: Taught courses for the political science program, developed and administered political science internship program, supervised senior theses and independent studies, school and community service, scholarly research.

 

 
 
 

Lecturer
University of South Carolina - Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
Fall 1979 - summer 1995
Primary Responsibilities: Taught courses for the political science program on a part-time basis, average of three each semester.

 

 
 
 

Research Consultant
1979 - 1994
Primary Responsibilities: Research and writing projects included study of the economic impact of moving off-site Savannah River Site offices on-site; principal author and researcher for African-Americans and the Palmetto State, a text for eighth graders; preparation of a series of technical papers on human services integration in South Carolina for the S.C. State Reorganization Commission; preparation of a grant application for Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center.

 

 
 






Courses Taught


American National Government
American Political Theory
Gender Politics and Political Theory
Gender and the Law
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Personnel Management
Introduction to Public Policy
Public Financial Management
Judicial Politics
Introduction to Politics
Civil Liberties

 

 
 





Selected Publications


        "Women in South Carolina Politics," in South Carolina Government: A Policy Perspective. Edited by Charlie B. Tyer. Columbia, S.C.: Institute of Public Affairs, 2003.

        "Minorities in South Carolina Politics," in South Carolina Government: A Policy Perspective. Edited by Charlie B. Tyer. Columbia, S.C.: Institute of Public Affairs, 2003.

        "African Americans in South Carolina Politics," (with Robert E. Botsch) in The Journal of Political Science, 1996.
 

African-Americans and the Palmetto State (with Robert E. Botsch, James O. Farmer, and W. Calvin Smith). Columbia, S.C.: S.C. Department of Education, 1994.

 
"Human Services Integration: Getting It Together," The South Carolina Policy Forum, 3 (1992).

 
"A History of the South Carolina Human Services Integration Project," Columbia, S.C.: S.C. State Reorganization Commission (1990).

 
"Improving Service Delivery With New Management Tools," Columbia, S.C.: S.C. State Reorganization Commission (1990).

 
"Planning Fringe Benefits for the Work Force of the Future," in Pay and Benefits: New Ideas for Local Government, edited by John Matzer, Jr. Washington, D.C.: ICMA (1988). (Originally published in Public Administration Quarterly 9 (1985)), with Richard C. Kearney.

 
I am in the process of preparing an electronic text on African Americans in South Carolina, with Robert E. Botsch. It can be accessed at http://www.usca.edu/aasc

 

 
 
 
 
 

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