Michael Lewkowicz

Dr. Michael A. Lewkowicz

Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair of Studies

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Biography

Before joining Georgia Gwinnett College in 2011, Dr. Lewkowicz served as a visiting faculty member at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Kent State University and Iowa State University.

Lewkowicz’s academic interests are varied, but his research focuses upon political behavior, especially political participation, as well as teaching pedagogy addressing Open Education Resources (OERs). At GGC, Lewkowicz has taught a variety of courses in American politics, with topics ranging from governmental institutions (e.g., the presidency, Congress, state/local government) to constitutional law, to public policy.

In 2005, Lewkowicz organized “A Republic if We Can Keep It: The Fragility of Democracy,” a two-day symposium consisting of panels, roundtables and guest speakers addressing a variety of topics and themes of democracy in the United States and around the world.

Education

  • Doctorate – political science – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Master's – political science – Marquette University
  • Bachelor's – journalism – Marquette University

Academic Interests

  • Political behavior
  • Political participation
  • Media and politics
  • Public policy
  • The American presidency
  • Constitutional law

Publications

  • 2019 “Open Education Resources and Student Engagement: The Use of In-Class Exercises to Enhance OERs in Introductory Political Science Classes,” with Dovilė Budrytė, Yohannes Gedamu and Scott Boykin), in Open Educational Resources (OER) Pedagogy and Practices, edited by Molly Y. Zhou. 187-209. IGI Global.
  • 2018. “Bringing the Study of American Government To Life In A Diverse Classroom: Internationalization and Individualization” with Laura Young, Dovilė Budryte and Scott Boykin, in Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education, edited by Semire Dikli, Brian Etheridge and Richard Rawls. 1-17. IGO Global.
  • 2017. “The Law as the Language of Civil Rights: Using Supreme Court Cases to Facilitate an Inclusive Classroom Dialog On Difference and Equality,” in Engaging difference: Teaching humanities and social science in multicultural environments, edited by Dovilė Budrytė and Scott Boykin. 19-30. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 2006. “The Effectiveness of Elite Cues as Heuristics in Proposition Elections.” American Politics Research. 54, 1: 51-68.

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