Specialization: International Relations, Public Policy, American Government, Simulations
Dr. Clemons received his bachelor of arts at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA., and his doctorate at Idaho State University, where he taught before coming to Mercyhurst. Dr. Clemons is a full professor, and serves as the Dean of the School of Social Sciences (i.e. the departments of History, Applied Intelligence, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Political Science).
Dr. Clemons’s most recent publications are an article in The Journal of Public Affairs and the 2nd edition (2009 copyright, Longman-Pearson Publishers) of Public Policy Praxis: A Case Approach for Understanding Policy and Analysis. This book (1st edition 2001) was co-authored by Dr. Mark McBeth and has been widely adopted as a text in public policy programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Some of the schools where professors have adopted it include: Duke, Syracuse, UCLA, American University, Boise State University, University of Pennsylvania, Western Washington University, George Mason, Seton Hall, University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Portland State University, Clemson, Michigan State, Florida State, University of Florida, Creighton, Tennessee State, Long Island University, University of Wyoming, Truman State University, University of Maine, Arizona State, Utah State, University of Utah, Cleveland State University, Kent State, University of St. Thomas, Evergreen State College, Davidson College, the US Coast Guard Academy, West Point, Catholic University of America, University of New Hampshire, John Hopkins, University of Akron, Virginia Tech, and Cal-State at Northridge, Long Beach, Carson, San Luis Obispo, and Davis.
Additionally, Dr. Clemons regularly presents at national conferences usually in the areas of foreign policy and national security. He is an expert in simulations. He has received grants in, and has been a professional consultant and facilitator in, the areas of leadership, community development, and strategic planning/futuring – most recently donating time to Erie County’s efforts to address health care disparities within the community. In 2007 he won the “Distinguished Teaching Award” at Mercyhurst College.
Professor Clemons is originally from Oakesdale, Washington.