Political Science Major

Robert Klotz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Office Location

Payson Smith 100, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2022

Mondays 2-5 p.m.


(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)


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. 

Recent Publications

Professor Klotz is the author of the July 2022 book Thomas Brackett Reed: The Gilded Age Speaker Who Made the Rules for American Politics, which is published by the University Press of Kansas.  Other recent publications include an article about candidate debates in the Gilded Age (available here by going to pages 32-46) and a chapter on Super PACs in Fixing American Politics: Solutions for the Media Age (Routledge, November 2021),