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Political Science Program

James Rodgers, D.A.
James Rodgers
Social Science - Professor

(507) 457-6938

Jim Rodgers is a Professor of Social Science at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Jim has been a member of the faculty since 1981, teaching primarily in political science, social science and interdisciplinary studies. Professor Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts in political science from Idaho State University.

Professor Rodgers has a commitment to research in the areas of terrorism studies and national security policy. He has published three books, two university texts and one novel. (2002), Facing Terror, Reason, Conflict and Power (2003) and Blessed Are The Poor (2006).

Jim enjoys reading, traveling, Civil War history, fishing, and being with his family. He has served on numerous committees at SMU and taught for seven years in the SMU Graduate program in management in Rochester, MN. He has also been active in the Winona community, giving frequent presentations to civic groups and serving on community commissions and in political party offices at the county level.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Research and writing with regard to domestic and international terrorism; fiction and nonfiction writing devoted to national security

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Political Theory
American Government
Public Administration
International Politics
Comparative Politics
Political and Social Thought

D.A., Idaho State University, 1981
M.A., Idaho State University, 1979
B.A., Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 1975

Teaching Experience
1987 to Present: Associate Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1981-1987: Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1990-1997: Adjunct Associate Professor, Saint Mary's University, Rochester, MN
1985: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's Junior College, Minneapolis, MN
1979-1980: Graduate Fellow, Idaho State University, ID
1978-1979: Research Assistant, Idaho State University, ID

2004-2006: Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Educators
1990-1999: Brother Charles Severin Award Nominee
1985: Who's Who in Midwest

"Wild Politics in Minnesota?!" (co-authored) Comparative State Politics, 1991

"Minnesota Conventions an Polotics 1988--Short on Excitement"; Comparative State Politics, 1988

"Legislative Budgeting in Idaho: How Budget Participants View the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee"; Idaho Journal of Politics, 1986

"Socio-Economic Complexity and State Supreme Court Policy-Making Opportunties" (co-authored), Idaho Journal of Politics, 1980

Facing Terror, co-authored with Time Kullman, 2002

Reason, Conflict and Power, 2003

Blessed Are The Poor, 2006

Numerous essays on Minnesota elections and Minnesota State Appeal Court for state and regional publications

Community Presentations to Winona Learning Club
"America's Constitutional History", 2004
"America, 9/11 and Homeland Security", 2002

"The Religious Rights Support of Israel" annual meeting of the Minnesota Political Science Association, 2005