Political Science Expert to Lecture on The Presidential Selection Process

April 17, 2008

Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

MACON — Noted political scientist Charles S. Bullock III will deliver a lecture on “Lessons from the Presidential Selection Process” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21, in the auditorium of the Science and Engineering Building on Mercer University’s Macon campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Political Science of Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts and Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science honor society. 

“We’re delighted to have Professor Bullock on campus to give his thoughts on the Presidential Selection process,” said Gregory Domin, assistant professor of Political Science. “His insights on American politics are valued around the world and the timeliness of his topic should be of interest to everyone in this hotly contested presidential election.”

An expert in legislative politics and Southern politics, Bullock holds the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science and is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia. He has been at the University of Georgia since 1968 with the exception of one year when he served as legislative assistant to Congressman Bill Stuckey and two years when he was professor of Political Science at the University of Houston.  In 2005, he was a senior fellow at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute.

Bullock is author, co-author or co-editor of 18 books and more than 150 articles.  He has published in major political science, public administration and education journals.  His most recent books are “The New Politics of the Old South, 3rd edition” (2007), co-edited with Mark Rozell and Open Seat Competition for the U.S. House, co-authored with Keith Gaddie (2000).  “Runoff Elections in the United States,” a comprehensive analysis of runoff elections, which Bullock co-authored with Loch Johnson, won the V.O. Key Award as the best book on Southern politics published in 1992.

Bullock's teaching and research specialties are legislative politics and southern politics.  He has been recognized for outstanding teaching by the Department of Political Science, the Honors Program, and the Student Government Association at the University of Georgia.  In 1993, Bullock was one of four professors in the College of Arts and Sciences to receive its highest teaching award. He was named the outstanding professor in the School of Public and International Affairs in 2003.  In 2005, he won the University of Georgia’s highest teaching award.

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
www.mercer.edu.
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