Randall E. Adkins, Ph.D.
- Senior Associate Dean of the Social Sciences and Graduate Education
- ASH 280A
Dr. Adkins joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) 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 degree 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, 2014
Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
Ralph Wardle Diamond Professor of Arts and Sciences, 2010
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, 2007
Courses TaughtPSCI 1100: Introduction to American National Government
PSCI 3160/8165: Political Parties
PSCI 3180/8185: Campaigns and Elections
PSCI 4030/8036: The Presidency
PSCI 4040/8046: The Legislative Process
PSCI 4810/8816: Politics and Film
PSCI 8040: Seminar in American Government and Politics
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 (2009) published by Congressional Quarterly Press; Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense (2009), Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave (2011), and Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Split Decision (2019) all published by Routledge Press.