Professor of Political Science, Associate Dean of the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences
Specialization: International Relations, Public Policy, American Government, Simulations
Dr. Randy S. Clemons, received his bachelor of arts at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and his doctorate at Idaho State University. Dr. Clemons is a Professor of Political Science and the Dean of the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences (i.e., the departments of Intelligence Studies, Applied Sociology and Social Work, Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Data Science, Cyber Security and Cyber Risk Management, Applied Forensic Sciences, Communication, and Political Science). In 2007 he won the “Distinguished Teaching Award” at Mercyhurst University.
He teaches and researches in both the international relations and public policy arenas and has presented papers at more than 30 conferences across the nation. The co-author of the textbook Public Policy Praxis (with Mark McBeth), and multiple book chapters, including one on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert exploring the impact of Fake News and a chapter in the book Conflicts in Health Policy; Dr. Clemons’s recent research has appeared in the Journal of Public Administration, Foreign Policy Analysis, World Medical & Health Policy, Risks, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy; and Electronic Hallway.
His public policy book, now in its 3rd Edition, 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, the University of Pennsylvania, George Mason, Seton Hall, Michigan State, University of Florida, Creighton, Arizona State, the US Coast Guard Academy, West Point, Ohio State, Catholic University of America, John Hopkins, Virginia Tech, Washington University, and the George H.W. Bush School of Public Policy at Texas A&M.