Robert W. Glover
Assistant Professor of Political Science & Honors
Cooperating Faculty, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
PhD, MA University of Connecticut
113B North Stevens
Robert W. Glover is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Honors, a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College at the University of Maine. He is also a cooperating faculty member with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. His research focuses generally on democratic theory, political engagement, and the politics of immigration.
His recent published research includes “Choice, Power and Perspective: The Neglected Question of who Initiates Engaged Campus-Community Partnerships” (with Linda Silka in Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement), “Games without Frontiers?: Democratic Engagement, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Question of Exclusion” (in Philosophy and Social Criticism), “Ditching the Script: Moving Beyond Automatic Thinking in Introductory Political Science Courses” (in The Journal of Political Science Education), “Radically Rethinking Citizenship: Disaggregation, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Politics of Immigration in the United States” (in Political Studies). He has also contributed numerous chapters to edited volumes. Professor Glover recently co-edited a book (with Daniel Tagliarina) on teaching and learning in political science, entitled Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Film, Texts, and New Media in the Classroom (Continuum/ Bloomsbury Press). In addition, he has recently co-edited a book series, Honors Education in Transition, (Rowman and Littlefield) with Katherine O’Flaherty from Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, examining various dimensions of the future of honors education.
Professor Glover was recently named an Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Faculty Fellow by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. In 2015, Professor Glover was selected as a finalist for the Ernest A. Lynton Award, a national honor given by the New England Resource Council for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED). This award recognizes an early career faculty member who has been innovative in connecting his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. He was also named one the Irish Echo Newspaper’s “Top 40 Under 40,” an honor given to Irish-Americans under the age of 40 who have made a unique contribution to their professions and communities. He is a winner of the the 2014 Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, an honor given annually by Maine Campus Compact to three college educators who make “public service an integral part of their teaching.” In 2009, he was awarded the Northeastern Political Science Association/McWilliams Prize for Best Political Theory Paper. In addition, his dissertation was nominated for the American Political Science Association Leo Strauss Award, awarded annually for the best dissertation in political theory.
Fall 2016 Office Hours:
- M, 9-10:45 and Th, 1-3
Fall 2016 Courses:
- POS 362-Maine Government
- HON 211-Civilizations: Past, Present & Future III
- HON 170-Currents & Contexts
Selected Recent Publications
- “The Role of Immigrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in Confronting Maine’s Demographic Challenges,” in Maine Policy Review, 2016.
- “Neither Here nor There: The Conceptual Paradoxes of Immigrant and Asylee Resistance.” in The Aporia of Human Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in an Era of Human Rights, Ed. Anna Yeatman and Peg Birmingham
- “Choice, Power and Perspective: The Neglected Question of who Initiates Engaged Campus-Community Partnerships” in Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 2013.
- “Games without Frontiers: Democratic Engagement, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Question of Exclusion” in Philosophy & Social Criticism, 2012.
- “Ditching the Script: Moving Beyond Automatic Thinking in Introductory Political Science Courses” in The Journal of Political Science Education, 2012.
- “Radically Rethinking Citizenship: Disaggregation, Agonistic Pluralism and the Politics of Immigration in the United States” in Political Studies, 2011.