Political Science Major

Emeritus Faculty Profiles

Emeritus Faculty in the USM Department of Political Science

 

William Coogan

Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Boston College, B.A., 1963: Rutgers University, M.A., 1964; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1971; University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1988. Co-author of The Science of Politics (1982) and The Motivations of Politicians (1984), and a lawyer active in civil rights and civil liberties issues.  Joined the University of Southern Maine in 1972. Retired in 2004.
coogan@usm.maine.edu

 

Michael Hamilton

Professor Emeritus of Political Science specializing in environmental and natural resources policy; B.A. 1974; M.A., 1977; Ph.D., 1984, Colorado State University. Professional experience with Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.; and City of Fort Collins, Colorado.  Publications include: Energy Policy Analysis: A Conceptual Framework (2013); The Dynamics of Law, 4th ed (2008); Mining Environmental Policy (2005), winner of the American Society for Public Administration Award for the best book of public administration scholarship published in 2004 & 2005; Threading the Needle:  Analysis of the Julie N Oil Spill and its Aftermath (1999); Impact of Acid Rain Controls on Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (1993); Regulatory Federalism, Natural Resources and Environmental Management (1990), and Nuclear Weapons in the University Classroom (1990).  Joined the University of Southern Maine in 1985. Retired in 2012.

mshamilt@usm.maine.edu 

 

Richard Maiman

Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Lake Forest College, B.A., 1967; Brown University, Ph.D., 1972. Co-author of American Constitutional Law: Introduction and Case Studies (1991) and Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice (Oxford University Press, 2001), which won the American Political Science Association Pritchett Prize for the best book on the law and courts in 2001.  Research on alternative dispute resolution supported by the National Science Foundation and The State Justice Institute has been reported in many articles in social science and law journals.  2002-03 USM Trustee Professor.  Joined the University of Southern Maine in 1971.  Retired in 2010.
maiman@usm.maine.edu

 

James Roberts

Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science; San Diego State College, B.A., 1954; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1973.  A specialist in politics in the former Soviet Union who has traveled extensively in the Middle East.  Joined the University of Southern Maine in 1967.  Retired in 2004.
roberts@usm.maine.edu

 

Oliver Woshinsky

Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Oberlin College, B.A., 1961; Yale University, Ph.D., 1971.  He is the author of Explaining Politics: Culture, Institutions, and Political Behavior (Routledge, 2008), Culture and Politics (1995) and The French Deputy (1973);Co-author of The Motivation of Politicians (1984), The Science of Politics (1982), and Approaching Democracy (1996 - 1st edition).  Joined the University of Southern Maine in 1971.  Retired in 2001.
oliver@usm.maine.edu