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James C. Rhoads


Political Science Faculty

Program Coordinator for:

  • Political Science

(724) 946-7255

Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Office - 303
Mailbox: 201

About Me

Jim Rhoads is Professor of Political Science and the current Program Coordinator.  He has been with Westminster College since 1992.  His primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of American Politics and Political Psychology.  He also teaches courses that examine the relationship between popular culture and the political realm.  Jim serves as faculty advisor to Westminster's Mock Convention (the 2nd oldest in the nation), a two-day campus-wide event that simulates a presidential nominating convention.  Rhoads's research interest is in subjectivity.  He is the past president of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity and serves on the Editorial Board of Operant Subjectivity: The International Journal of Q MethodologyRhoads has published numerous articles and has made well over 50 presentations at national or international conferences.

Courses Taught:

PS 101: Introduction to Political Science

PS 102: American National Government

PS 212: The Congress

PS 213: The Presidency

PS 215: The Politics of Rock & Roll

PS 252A: Political Films

PS 252B: Trials of the Century

PS 301: Junior Seminar

PS 311: Campaigns & Elections

PS 411: Political Psychology

PS 601: Senior Capstone

INQ 111: Introduction to Liberal Arts

SSC 252: Data Analysis