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Dr. Randall E. Adkins
Professor - Department Chair

Political Science
Arts & Science Hall, 275
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Tel: (402) 554-3617
Fax: (402) 554-4860

Spring 2014 Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 10:30am; or by appointment


Dr. Adkins joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2000 with previous teaching experience at Concord College and California University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in West Virginia and received his Bachelor's degree from Marshall University and Doctorate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He primarily teaches courses on campaigns and elections, Congress, and the Presidency.





College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award, 2013-2014

Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010, 2010
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Ralph Wardle Diamond Professor of Arts and Sciences, 2010
University of Nebraska at Omaha

College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007

UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, 2007
UNO Alumni Association

Courses Taught:

PSCI 1100 Introduction to American National Government
PSCI 3160/8165 Political Parties
PSCI 3180/8185 Campaigns and Elections
PSCI 3920/8925 Topics in Political Science
PSCI 4030/8036 The Presidency
PSCI 4040/8046 The Legislative Process
PSCI 4920/8926 Advanced Topics in Political Science
PSCI 4950 Senior Seminar in Political Science
PSCI 8040 Seminar in American Government and Politics


Current Research:
Dr. Adkins' research has been published in American Politics Quarterly, American Politics Research, The Journal of Political Marketing, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. He is also the author of The Evolution of Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections: Landmark Documents, 1787-2008 published by Congressional Quarterly Press; Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense published by Routledge Press; and Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave also published by Routledge Press.