Dr. David B. Cohen

Dr. David B. Cohen

Title: Professor of Political Science; Director, Applied Politics Program; Fellow, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Dept/Program: Political Science
Office: 208 Olin Hall
Phone: 330-972-6045
Email: dbcohen@uakron.edu
Website: https://1600pennave.blogspot.com/
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


David B. Cohen is a professor of political science, Director of the Applied Politics Program, and Fellow 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.


Ph.D., University of South Carolina


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

3700:341 American Congress

3700:346 American Politics in Film 

3700:350 American Presidency

3700:351 Inside the White House

3700:418/518 Weapons of Mass Destruction

3700:419/519 Homeland Security Policy and Process

3700:427/527 Campaign Battleground

3700:630 Seminar: National Politics

Areas of Responsibility

American Politics Homeland Security