Geneva College

 

 

Frederick "Jay" Neikirk

Frederick NeikirkOffice Phone: 724-847-6633
fneikirk@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Political Science 

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., 1986, Political Science, University of Illinois (minor: Economics)
  • M.A., 1977, Political Science, University of Delaware
  • B.A. (with high honors), 1976, Political Science and History, University of Delaware

Courses Taught

  • POL 151 Introduction to American Government
  • POL 352 Great Issues in Politics
  • POL 361 American Public Policy
  • POL 421 Senior Seminar
  • SSC 349 Social Science Statistics

Presentation/Publications (selected)

  • Review of Robert DiClerico and Allan Hammock, eds. Points of View, 10th ed., at request of the publisher
  • Editor, Readings for Great Issues in Political Science, 3rd ed., 2002 (also 1st ed in 1996 and 2nd ed in 1998)
  • “The Electoral College: A Reformed Legacy,” Geneva Magazine, Spring 2001
  • Book review of The Search for Christian America, in Religion and Public Education, Winter 1990
  • Demonstration on INS2 (a computer-based international relations simulation) at the Benedum Conference on Teaching Policy Studies Skills, Syracuse, NY, June 1984
  • “The Gender Gap and Voting Behavior,” presentation at 1983 annual meeting of the Allegheny Valley Sociological Association, Spring 1983
  • “Presidential Influence in Congress: The Role of Offices of Congressional Relations,” paper presented at the 1982 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
  • Also numerous presentations to classes, civic groups, etc., on Parliamentary Procedure; on various topics touching American government, public policy and religion in politics; and on preparing home schooled students for college.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Undergraduate commencement speaker, Geneva College, 2008
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005
  • Geneva College Excellence in Teaching Award, 1994
  • Outstanding Young Men in America, 1987
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Scholarship), 1978
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), 1976

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Southern Political Science Association
  • Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors

 

Point of Excellence

Geneva has earned the approval of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) for its fundraising and financial practices.

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