Faculty Profile

James Hoefler

Professor of Political Science (1989)

Contact Information

hoefler@dickinson.edu

Denny Hall Room 206
717.245.1311

Bio

Professor Hoefler specializes in American politics and public policy. His research areas are end-of-life decision making and the right to die, in both the U.S. and western Europe.

Education

  • B.S., Syracuse University, 1977
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987
  • Ph.D., 1988

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

POSC 120 American Government
A basic introductory course in American federal government which emphasizes its structure and operation. Special attention is given to the executive, legislative, and judicial processes.

PMGT 301 Policy and Leadership
This course will focus both on traditional (top-down)and other less traditional models of leadership (bottom-up, e.g., grass roots advocacy, consensus building, and other less hierarchical models of shared leadership). Leadership in a variety of organizational contexts (e.g., public, private, and non-profit sectors) will be covered, and ethics will be an important theme woven throughout the course. Prerequisite: LAWP/PMGT 200.

PMGT 401 Policy Management Seminar

LAWP 550 Independent Research

Spring 2018

POSC 120 American Government
A basic introductory course in American federal government which emphasizes its structure and operation. Special attention is given to the executive, legislative, and judicial processes.

PMGT 200 Foundations in Policy Studies
Cross-listed with LAWP 200-01.

LAWP 200 Foundations in Policy Studies
Cross-listed with PMGT 200-01.

LAWP 300 Gateway Course
This course explores the diverse public-service roles that lawyers and administrators play at the local, state, national, and international levels. Emphasis will be given to the professional rights and duties attached to public-service positions and the ethical dilemmas that arise in fulfilling these responsibilities. Public-service professionals will play an integral role in the course as visiting speakers. Prerequisite: LAWP/PMGT 200.