Alexander Cohen promoted to associate professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins announced that Alexander Cohen has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of political science on the teaching track in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Cohen came to Clarkson in 2019. He previously served as assistant professor, program director and associate dean at Ashford University. At Augustana College, he was a visiting assistant professor and director of the Upper Mississippi Center for Sustainability. He also co-founded and served as founding director of the non-profit organization Live Lead Free Quad Cities, an organization dedicated to eliminating lead poisoning in the Quad Cities area of ​​Illinois.

Cohen’s research interests include the role of gender in the profession, the effect of weather conditions on public opinion, and the pedagogy of active learning and teaching through play. He teaches political science and conspiracy, and is Associate Director of Faculty Support as well as Chair of the Faculty Senate.

He is co-author of two books: Gaming the System: Nine Games to Teach American Government through Active Learning and Living with Zombies: Society in Apocalypse in Film, Literature, and Other Media, which explores the impact of zombies on popular culture. and what it means during the Anthropocene

He has also published in PS: Political Science and Politics, Journal of Political Science Education, The Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, Midwest Quarterly, Field Methods, Modern Language Studies, and The Social Science Journal, among other publications, academic presentations, and invitations. talks. His contributions to the online academic forum have been read by nearly one million users and have been cited as an expert in The New York Times and TIME Magazine.

He got his doctorate. and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from New York University.

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