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Faculty Bio

Stewart, Joe

Stewart, Joe

Position
Professor of Political Science

Contact
Office: 231B Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-3234
Email: jstewa4@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Houston (1977); M.A. in International Affairs, Florida State University (1971); A.B. in Political Science, University of Georgia (1970)

Joseph Stewart, Jr. has previously held teaching or research positions at institutions from California to New Jersey; from Georgia to Wisconsin—and a lot of points in between. His research interest spans civil rights policies, racial and ethnic politics, public policy, educational policy, and public law. His work has appeared in a variety of political science, education, public policy, public administration, public law, and interdisciplinary journals. Three of his books—Race, Class, and Education (with Ken Meier and Robert England, 1989), The Politics of Hispanic Education (with Ken Meier, 1991), and "Can We All Get Along?" Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics (with Paula McClain, 5th ed., 2010)—have received Myers Awards as “Outstanding Books on the Subject of Human Rights in the United States.” In addition, he is the co-author of Public Policy: An Evolutionary Approach (with David M. Hedge and James Lester, West, 3nd ed., 2008), which was published in Chinese editions in 2001 and 2004. Stewart is the Past President of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Southwestern Social Science Association, and Vice-President of the Southern Political Science Association. Despite all of his professional activity, Stewart is probably best known for his alleged sense of intentional humor, which has been manifest in an article in which the discipline of political science is presented as a “rotisserie” game (with Ken Meier, 1992, "Rotisserie Political Science," PS: Political Science & Politics, 25, 565-568); a convention paper “analyzing” the political thought of “Texas’ fastest rising Jewish country music star” and sometime Texas political candidate, Kinky Friedman; and appearances on roundtables and panels at professional meetings, such as "The Contributions of Elvis Presley to the Study of Political Science," “Country Music and Political Science,” and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Political Science.”