Charles W. Dunn, Ph.D.

Charles W. Dunn, Ph.D.

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Professor Charles Dunn had a distinguished career in government service and academe, serving at one point as Dean of the Robertson School of Government and distinguished professor of government. He is the author or editor of 19 books. Professor Dunn retired in 2013.

Academic Experience

Grove City College: Dean, International Studies, Graduate Advancement and Faculty Development, 2003-04; Dean, Calderwood School of Arts and Letters, 1999-2003; and Professor, Political Science, 1999-04.

Clemson University: The Thurmond Professor of American Politics, 1993-98; Political Science Professor, 1978-93; Associate Professor, 1970-77; Department Head, 1972-92.

University of Illnois-Urbana: Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, 1970-72.

National Committee for Education in Politics: Post-Doctoral Faculty Fellow, 1965-66.

Florida State University: Instructor, 1965.

Selected Governmental Experience

Appointed by President Ronald Reagan and reappointed by President George W. Bush to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Elected Chairman four times. Chairman, 1989-93, Vice-Chairman, 1988, Member, 1987-93. Previous chairmen included professors from Harvard, Princeton, Chicago, NYU and Stanford.

Illinois Constitutional Convention, Counsel, Legislative Committee, 1970.

United States Congress, Administrative Assistant, U.S. Senator Charles E. Goodell (NY), 1968-70; Deputy Director, Planning and Research Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-68; Special Assistant, U.S. Representative Leslie C. Arends (IL), 1966-67.

Governor Daniel J. Evans, (WA), Special Assistant, 1965-66.

Fields of Expertise:

  • Presidential Leadership
  • Congressional Leadership