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

The Department of Business offers a sport management major designed to prepare students for positions in administration, leadership, coaching and event management.

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Upcoming Events
Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

ARTS & CULTURE
Students present Peter Pan
The fall semester theater production will run Oct. 30–Nov. 1 and Nov. 6–8.
ACADEMICS
October issue of @Geneva
Read about Career Development's popular Networking and Etiquette Dinner.
STUDENTS
Geneva partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
New program provides students a cost effective and sustainable alternative to car ownership on campus.
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.