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Edward B. Hasecke, Ph.D.

Edward HaseckeProfessor of Political Science
Director, Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement

American Politics, National Institutions
Hollenbeck Hall 208
(937) 327-6104

Academic Background

  • B.A.  Wittenberg University, 1997
  • M.A.  The Ohio State University, 2000
  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2002

Awards and Recognition

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1996, Wittenberg University
  • Collegium Award for Innovation in Teaching, 2011
  • Melvin C. Laatsch Faculty Scholar, 2008 and 2015
  • Honorary Class Member, 2009, 2010, 2018
  • "Big W" Award, 2006, 2009


I have work published in The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, and Political Psychology on such topics as the effect of term limits on the composition of state legislatures, the effect of party loyalty on legislative success, and the factors that influenced the choice of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Primary.

Research Interests
My current research interests include the most effective way to build civic identity and how to empower communities with data to help make collective decisions. I created the website Engage Springfield as part of this project.

Courses Taught

  • POLI 101  American National Government
  • POLI 224  Presidency
  • POLI 260  Methodology
  • POLI 321  Public Policy
  • POLI 323  U. S. Congress



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