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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Biography

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. He 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.

Professor Cohen teaches courses and conducts research on the American presidency, Congress, and homeland security. He has studied White House staffing and organization for over two decades and is currently co-authoring a manuscript to be published by the University Press of Kansas titled The President's Chief of Staff: Evolution of a White House Institution.  

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


Education

Ph.D., University of South Carolina


Courses

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