Thomas Davis

Associate professor of political science.

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Political Science, 1997, Kent State University
  • M.A., Political Science, 1993, Kent State University
  • B.S., Political Science: Public Policy Management, 1990, University of Akron

Courses Taught:

  • PO 101 - Introduction to Political Science
  • PO 110 - American National Government
  • PO 201 - Introduction to Political Ideologies
  • PO 205 - State and Local Government
  • PO 210 - U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PO 212 - Comparative Politics
  • PO 214 - International Relations
  • PO 250/350/450 - Internship in Political Science
  • PO 310 - European Politics
  • PO 311 - Landmark Cases in Mental Health and the Law
  • PO 331 - Judicial Process
  • PO 490 - Senior Seminar
  • PR 111 - Issues in Western Culture
  • SO 112 - Social Issues
  • HU 120 - Travels Through Time and Space

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses: I specialize in comparative politics and international relations, specifically ethnicity and nationalism, politics in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and European politics.

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • American Political Science Association
  • International Society of Political Psychology
  • International Studies Association

Publications:

  • Davis, T. (2003). The Irish and their nation: A survey of recent attitudes. Global Review of Ethnopolitics, 2(3), 17-36.
  • Davis, T. (1999). Revisiting group attachment: Ethnic and national identity. Political Psychology, 20(1), 25-47.
  • Davis, T. (1997). Patterns of identity: Basques and the Basque nation. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 3(1), 61-88.
  • Davis, T., & Abdulla, L. (1997). Discourses in the desert: Iraq, the West, and the Persian Gulf War. Southeastern Political Review, 25(1), 85-109.
  • Davis, T. (2007). "Nation and nationalism in the Republic of Ireland.” In A.M. Suszycki & I.P. Karolewski (Eds.),Nation and Nationalism: Political and Historical Studies (101-119).
  • Davis, T. (1998). "The Iberian Peninsula and Greece: Retreat from the radical right?” In H. Betz & S. Immerfall (Eds.), The New Politics of the Right: Neo-Populist Parties and Movements in Established Democracies (157-172). New York: St. Martin’s Press.
  • Davis, T. (2001). The democratic experience in Eastern Germany: A review essay on post-unification political development. Governance, 14(4), 529-536.
  • Davis, T. (1998). Review of Gregory M. Scott, "Political science: Foundations for a fifth millennium.” Oklahoma Politics, 7, 103-105.

Career Accomplishments:

  • I have presented papers at a number of conferences including the International Society of Political Psychology, the Southwestern Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association and the Association of Third World Studies.