Dr. David B. Cohen

Dr. David B. Cohen

Title: Interim Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Professor of Political Science
Dept/Program: Political Science
Office: 208 Olin Hall
Phone: 330-972-6045
Fax: 8841
Email: dbcohen@uakron.edu
Website: https://1600pennave.blogspot.com/
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David B. Cohen is a professor of political science and Interim Director of 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, and homeland security. 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 The President’s Chief of Staff: Evolution of a White House Institution. He has published numerous scholarly articles on the American presidency as well as in the area of homeland security. Professor Cohen’s primary areas of research specialization are the American presidency, Congress, campaigns/elections, and homeland security.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Cohen is a frequent media contributor and guest speaker on national and Ohio politics. Professor Cohen has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Akron Press Club since 2007 and is the former Vice President for Programs.

 Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2000

Fields: American Politics: Presidency; Congress; Campaigns/Elections; Homeland Security


Ph.D., University of South Carolina


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

3700: 336 Homeland Security: Policy & Process

3700: 341 American Congress

3700:346 American Politics in Film 

3700: 350 American Presidency

3700: 351 Inside the White House

3700:352 Weapons of Mass Destruction

3700: 630 Seminar: National Politics

Areas of Responsibility

American Politics Homeland Security