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Cernik, Joseph

Professor, Public Affairs
School of Humanities - Public Affairs, Philosophy, Region, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Butler Hall 212A
(636) 949 4810

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

FA SEM 16 PS 15600 11  American Government: The States (GE-AmGovHis)
FA SEM 16 PS 34500 21  Campaigns & Elections
FA SEM 16 PS 36500 11  Appreciating Political Books
FA SEM 16 PS 45000 PIFJC  Government Internship
SP SEM 17 PS 15500 21  American Government: The Nation (GE-AmGovHis)
SP SEM 17 PS 15500 22  American Government: The Nation (GE-AmGovHis)
SP SEM 17 PS 15600 11  American Government: The States (GE-AmGovHis)


Joseph A. Cernik (PhD, New York University) is chair, Department of Public Affairs & Administration, Professor of Political Science & Public Administration.  He has published on healthcare reform, the American Civil War, Soviet affairs, the Reagan Presidency, nuclear strategy, Constitutional Law, and American politics in the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, West Newsmagazine, Metro Medicine, the St. Louis Journalism Review, Presidential Studies Quarterly, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Beacon, and the Journal of Educational Leadership in Action.  In addition, he has contributed chapers to and edited a book on topics such as nuclear doctrine, Buck O'Neill and Negro League baseball, the Catholic bishops' pastoral letters, the use of nuclear threats, and watching TV News (forthcoming).  The Reagan Years: Perspectives and Assessment a book he co-edited and contributed to, is listed by the Ronald Reagan Trail Association as a book to read on the Reagan Presidency.  He has served as a consultant on issues dealing with local governments on special taxing districts, home rule, and government reorganization.  Furthermore, he has been awarded two fellowships: one to study nuclear technology sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and one to study military history at West Point, sponsored by the United States Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).  He is the editor of the Missouri Policy Journal (an online journal with two issues a year).  He has also won the Governor's Teaching in Excellence Award, the Student Government Association (SGA) Teacher of the Year Award, the Emerson Teaching Excellence Award, and two Lindys (for his TV show "Insight" and TV show "Book & Strikes").  He is a frequent political analyst on FOX 2 News and KPLR 11 News in St. Louis.  He is one of the four individuals who helped to found a 60 and over baseball league and is starting pitcher and plays outfield on his team (Lions).

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