Dr. David B. Cohen

Dr. David B. Cohen

Title: Professor, Fellow Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Executive Committee, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Dept/Program: Political Science
Office: 208 Olin Hall
Phone: 330-972-6045
Email: dbcohen@uakron.edu
Website: http://1600pennave.blogspot.com/
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


David B. Cohen is a professor of political science and fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron. Professor Cohen earned a B.A. in political science and international relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in political science at the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in political science at the University of South Carolina.

Among others, he teaches courses on the American Presidency, Congress, Homeland Security, and Weapons of Mass Destruction and has published on the topics of executive politics, homeland security, and others. He is co-author of Buckeye Battleground: Ohio, Campaigns, and Elections in the Twenty-First Century (2011) and is currently co-authoring a manuscript to be published by University Press of Kansas titled Catching the Javelin: The Chief of Staff in the Modern White House. Professor Cohen’s primary areas of specialization are the American presidency and Congress. 

In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Cohen is a frequent media contributor on national and Ohio politics, as well as a guest speaker for local civic organizations. Finally, Professor Cohen is a current board member and former Vice President of Programming for the Akron Press Club.

Look for Dr. Cohen on Twitter @POTUSProf


Ph.D. University of South Carolina


3700: 100 Government and Politics in the U.S.

3700: 341 American Congress

3700: 350 American Presidency

3700: 351 Inside the White House

3700: 630 Seminar: National Politics

Areas of Responsibility

American Politics