Mikael L Pelz
Mikael Pelz earned his bachelor of arts in mass communication at the University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1998. He received his M.A. in political science (2003) and Ph.D. in political science (2009) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2009, he took a visiting position in the Politics and International Relations Department at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.
Spring 2107 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:00pm-5:00pm
90's low-fi music, film, coffee, sampling new food with his wife, and chasing squirrels with his dogs
Political Behavior, Public Policy, Religion and Politics
- POLS-101 - Ideas/Institutions in American Politics
- POLS-202 - State Politics & American Federalism
- POLS-251 - Foundations of Political Sci Research
- POLS-295 - Special Topics in Pol. Science
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Additional open hours and appointments can be arranged, on request.
Research and scholarship
Professor Pelz is currently teaching courses in American politics and public administration. He is also working on several articles examining national education policy, the role of political campaigns in partisan realignments, and the legacy of the Republican realignment among evangelical Protestants.
Political Debates: What are they good for? in Capital Commentary
by Mikael Pelz
Published: December 7, 2015
Generational Conversion? The Politics of Evangelicals in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
by Mikael Pelz, Corwin Smidt
Published: September 22, 2015
Pelz, Mikael L. 2015. "State Policy Regimes and Charter School Performance." Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, 9(3): 330-353. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15582159.2015.1061382
Pelz, Mikael L. 2014. "Transformative Justice in Ferguson." Captial Commentary. Washington DC: Center for Public Justice, http://www.cpjustice.org/public/capital_commentary/article/54
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