Thomas Davis | Faculty
Ph.D., Political Science, 1997, Kent State University
M.A., Political Science, 1993, Kent State University
B.S., Political Science: Public Policy Management, 1990, University of Akron
PO 101 - Introduction to Political Science
PO 110 - American National Government
PO 201 - Introduction to Political Ideologies
PO 205 - State and Local Government
PO 210 - U.S. Foreign Policy
PO 212 - Comparative Politics
PO 214 - International Relations
PO 250/350/450 - Internship in Political Science
PO 310 - European Politics
PO 311 - Landmark Cases in Mental Health and the Law
PO 331 - Judicial Process
PO 490 - Senior Seminar
PR 111 - Issues in Western Culture
SO 112 - Social Issues
HU 120 - Travels Through Time and Space
Research/Creative Activity Interests:
Primary focuses: I specialize in comparative politics and international relations, specifically ethnicity and nationalism, politics in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and European politics.
American Political Science Association
International Society of Political Psychology
International Studies Association
Davis, T. (2003). The Irish and their nation: A survey of recent attitudes. Global Review of Ethnopolitics, 2(3), 17-36.
Davis, T. (1999). Revisiting group attachment: Ethnic and national identity. Political Psychology, 20(1), 25-47.
Davis, T. (1997). Patterns of identity: Basques and the Basque nation. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 3(1), 61-88.
Davis, T., & Abdulla, L. (1997). Discourses in the desert: Iraq, the West, and the Persian Gulf War. Southeastern Political Review, 25(1), 85-109.
Davis, T. (2007). "Nation and nationalism in the Republic of Ireland.” In A.M. Suszycki & I.P. Karolewski (Eds.),Nation and Nationalism: Political and Historical Studies (101-119).
Davis, T. (1998). "The Iberian Peninsula and Greece: Retreat from the radical right?” In H. Betz & S. Immerfall (Eds.), The New Politics of the Right: Neo-Populist Parties and Movements in Established Democracies (157-172). New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Davis, T. (2001). The democratic experience in Eastern Germany: A review essay on post-unification political development. Governance, 14(4), 529-536.
Davis, T. (1998). Review of Gregory M. Scott, "Political science: Foundations for a fifth millennium.” Oklahoma Politics, 7, 103-105.
I have presented papers at a number of conferences including the International Society of Political Psychology, the Southwestern Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association and the Association of Third World Studies.