Jon Schaff

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Jon Schaff
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Professor of Political Science/Department Chair

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
History and Social Sciences
Political Science
B.A. St. John's University
M.A. University of Wyoming
Ph.D Loyola University Chicago
Prof. Schaff specializes in the study of American political thought and institutions. He has published on the presidency and political thought of Abraham Lincoln, politics and literature, and politics and popular culture. He has been a department Chair, faculty athletic representitive, and Chair of the NSU Promotion and Tenure committee. In 2005 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from NSU.
Courses Taught
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 250 Introduction to International Relations
POLS 432 The Presidency
POLS 361 American Political Thought I
POLS 362 American Political Thought II
PHIL 270 Philosophy of Religion
Select Publications
Abraham Lincoln's Statesmanship and the Limits of Liberal Democracy. Southern Illinois University Press. 2019
Age of Anxiety: Meaning, Identity, and Politics in 21st Century Film and Literature. With Anthony M. Wachs. Lexington Books. Forthcoming.
"Politics of Defeat." In South Dakota Political Culture, Jon Lauck, John Miller, and Donald Simmons eds. South Dakota Historical Society. 2011
"Alexis de Tocqueville, Willa Cather's My Antonia and The Tragedy of American Progress" in Alexis de Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanship, Brian Danoff and Joe Herbert eds. Lexington Books. 2010
"Lincoln Symposium Introduction" and "Technology, Slavery, and Labor: Lincoln's Lectures on Discoveries and Inventions." Perspectives on Political Science. Volume 30, No. 1. 2010