Political Science Major

Robert Klotz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Office Location

Payson Smith 100, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2021

None - sabbatical leave

Phone

(207) 780-4193

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis (1998)
  • M.A. Washington University in St. Louis (1994)
  • B.A. Indiana University (1990)

Profile

Dr. Robert Klotz is an Associate Professor of Political Science. Professor Klotz received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the University of Southern Maine in 2001.  Professor Klotz is on sabbatical leave in Fall 2021.

 

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's most recent publications are a 2020 article about candidate debates (available here by going to pages 32-46) and the 2019 article "Deleveraging Creative Capital: A Decade of YouTube Campaigning," which appears in the International Journal of E-Politics.

Professor Klotz is the author of The Politics of Internet Communication, which is published by Rowman & Littlefield.  He has written book chapters on media politics in Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement and Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns.  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.