Robert W. Glover
Associate Professor of Political Science & Honors
PhD, MA University of Connecticut
113B North Stevens
Robert W. Glover is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Honors, a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College at the University of Maine. His research focuses generally on democratic theory, political engagement, and the politics of immigration. He also serves as a co-director of the Maine Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network, a national organization that connects academic research to policymakers, citizens, and the media.
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. This national program fosters civic engagement among college students by teaching them how to work with advocacy organizations, legislators and legislative staff members to impact state policy.
Professor Glover has published widely in academic journals such as Political Studies, Philosophy & Social Criticism, The Journal of Political Science Education, and Honors in Practice. 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.
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 2017 Office Hours:
- M 1-3 pm, Tu 10 am-Noon in N. Stevens 113B and by appointment
Fall 2017 Courses:
- HON 111-Civilizations: Past, Present, and Future
- POS 499-Senior Seminar: George Orwell and Twentieth Century Political Life
Selected Recent Publications
- Honors Education in Transition co-edited book series (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) with Katherine O’Flaherty.
- “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.