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Robert Fitrakis

Robert J. Fitrakis

Professor of Political Science

327 Center for Technology and Learning
Phone: 614-287-2482
Fax: 614-287-5301
E-mail: rfitraki@cscc.edu or freepress@iwaynet.net

Courses:

POLS 1100:  Introduction to American Government
POLS 1194:  Special Topics in Political Science: Politics & Media
POLS 1200: Comparative Politics
POLS 1300: International Relations

Political Science contains more information about these courses.

Degrees:

B.S., Political Science and History, Grand Valley State College, 1978
M.A., Political Theory, Wayne State University, 1982
Ph.D., American Government, Wayne State University, 1990
J.D., The Ohio State University

Research Interests/Other Interests:

Obviously, I am interested in political science and politics: I was a Ford Foundation Fellow in the Michigan Senate (1975) as an intern for Republican Senate Minority Leader Robert Vanderlaan. In 1992 I was the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 12th District, and in 1995 I ran for election to the Columbus School Board. I have written extensively about political theory, co-published a scholarly article on health-care policy, and made presentations at academic conferences on political theory, electoral politics, and public policy.

I have a radio talk show called "Fight Back!" on talktainmentradio.com (Wednesdays at 7:00pm). I publish and edit The Free Press, a quarterly journal of opinion and new analysis. It is on the web at www.freepress.org .