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May, 2016

Kenneth Janda

Curriculum Vitae

Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Born November 14, 1935

Northwestern University; Evanston, IL

Retired from teaching

Education

1957

B.S., Education, Illinois State University

1961

Ph.D., Government, Indiana University-- Dissertation Topic: "Democratic Theory and Legislative Behavior: A Study of Representative-Constituency Relationships"

Academic Appointments

1961-1966

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

1966-1969

Associate Professor, Northwestern University

1969-2002

Professor, Northwestern University

1970-1971

Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania

1971

Visiting Scholar, University of Essex

1973-1974

Chair, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

1980-1982

Chair, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

1984

Acting Director, Vogelback Computing Center, Northwestern University

1987-2002

Payson S. Wild Chair in Political Science, Northwestern University

1993-1994

Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Budapest University of Economic Sciences

2002-

Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus

Honors

1959-1961

Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Social Science Research Council in residence at the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan.

1970-1971

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania

1981-1983

Chair, Political Organizations and Parties, Subfield of American Political Science Association.

1983

Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

1983

Outstanding Alumni Award, Illinois State University

1987

EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL Award for Distinguished Software in the Social Sciences, for CROSSTABS--a computer program for American Government

1991-1992

President, Computer Users Section, American Political Science Association

1992

APSA Computer Software Award, Instructional Category, for IDEAlog (with Jerry Goldman)

1993-1994

John Marshall Chair in Political Science under the Fulbright Program

1995-2014

Co-Editor, Party Politics

1999

R. Barry Farrell Award for Outstanding Teacher, Department of Political Science

2000

Samuel J. Eldersveld, Lifetime Achievement Award, Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association

2005

Best Instructional Political Science Website, Information Technology and Politics Section of the American Political Secience Association, for IDEAlog.org (with Jerry Goldman)

2005

Inaugurated into Illinois State University, College of Arts and Sciences "Hall of Fame," February 20.

2009

Frank J. Goodnow Award, American Political Science Association, for service to the discipline and profession

Areas of Teaching and Research

My teaching concentrated on these subjects: American government, comparative political parties, elementary statistics, and computer methods for teaching and research. My areas of scholarly research largely coincide with these topics, concentrating more specifically on (a) political parties, (b) computer methods, and (c) American government, including methods of teaching. Although some of my writings overlap in these areas, one can evaluate my work better my considering the items under these groupings. In recent years, I have been particularly interested in politics and political science in central Europe and the Soviet Union, where our English-language American government textbook is widely used and has been translated into various languages, including Hungarian, Georgian, Czech, Russian, and Korean. Most recenty, I've worked on the collapse of Austria-Hungary and Slavic immigration to America. Other writings and academic activities can be found under miscellaneous.

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