Political Science Major

Robert Klotz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science


1 Chamberlain Ave, Portland Campus

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4193

Dr. Robert Klotz is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science. Professor Klotz received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently the Director of the Political Science Internship Program.  He joined the University of Southern Maine in 2001.


Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis (1998)

M.A. Washington University in St. Louis (1994)

B.A. Indiana University (1990)



Recent Publications

Professor Klotz is author of "The Competition to Control Campaign Messages on YouTube," which appears in the edited volume Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns (2015, New York University Press).

Professor Klotz's book on Internet politics is published by Rowman & Littlefield.  He has written a book chapter on media use by young adults for the recently published Mosh the Polls. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Political Communication, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Social Science Computer Review, Presidential Studies Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and The Social Science Journal.