Associate Professor Jeremy Johnson received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University. He holds additional graduate degrees in public administration and history from Villanova University. He teaches courses in American Politics at Carroll College including American National Government; Public Policy; Social Welfare Policy; the Presidency and Congress; Elections, Political Parties, and Public Opinion; American Political Development; Urban Politics; Data Analysis; and Senior Seminar.
Jeremy is currently working on a book manuscript, provisionally entitled The Republican Welfare State: Social Policy Reinvention from Nixon to Obama. In addition Jeremy is in the process of finishing articles on housing voucher policy and Medicare competition. Future projects will focus on partisan politics as a defining feature of the American polity and the largely unrecognized significance of the American presidency during the 1920s. Before embracing the study of American politics, Jeremy was a buff on the history of the Byzantine Empire. Jeremy is planning to expand his interests by going on nature walks, hikes, and rafting across Montana's pristine outdoor trails and rivers.
Bill Parsons earned his B.A. from the University of Maine and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He teaches courses in ancient and modern political thought. Other duties include serving as the director of the Constitutional Studies Center, Carroll College's pre-law advisor, and the director of Carroll's Honors Scholars Program. Bill's current project is a study of the political thought of Machiavelli. When he is not rigorously appraising student essays, he can be found getting himself lost on the back roads of Montana.
Dr. Erik Pratt received his Ph.D. in political science with emphasis in international relations from the University of California, Riverside, and his M.A. from California State University, Fullerton. Before coming to Carroll in the fall of 1990, he taught at College of the Desert and Cal-State Fullerton. He has published a book entitled Selling Strategic Defense and several articles concerning international issues. Dr. Pratt has been a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in ethics and international affairs and a Fulbright scholar to China, as well as a Research Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C. and at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation in La Jolla, California. When not coaching his expert negotiating team, he can be found fly fishing on the Dearborn River, waiting for the perfect catch.
Courses Taught: International Relations, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace, the Developing World, World Order & Interdependence, the Post-communist World, Research Seminar, International Negotiations, and Senior Seminar.
Alex Street grew up in the UK and has a BA from the University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and has also worked at Universities in Germany, Italy and upstate New York. Alex studies Comparative and American politics, focusing mainly on political participation. He has written about why immigrants naturalize, how voters choose between candidates, how immigrants develop a preferences for political parties, and how voter registration laws affect turnout, among other topics. Alex has taught political science classes in universities in the US and Germany, and (as a volunteer) in prisons in California and New York. He enjoys spending time with his family and outdoors, especially in the mountains. A link to his personal website is here: http://www.mwpweb.eu/AlexStreet.