Sean Savage

Faculty Profiles

Sean Savage

Sean Savage

Professor
Department Chair
Political Science
Film Studies
Spes Unica Hall, Rm 247 E

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Education 

PhD, Boston College
MA, Syracuse University
BA, Assumption College

Areas of Expertise 

  • Presidency
  • Constitution
  • American public law
  • Film Studies

Research Interests 

  • Presidency
  • American Politics
  • Supreme Court
  • Constitution
  • Political Parties

Courses Recently Taught 

  • Introduction to American Law
  • American Politics
  • U.S. Constitution 
  • American Political Development
  • International Politics
  • Politics and Film
  • United States Foreign Policy

Professional Experience 

  • Professor of Political Science, Saint Mary's College: 2006 to present
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Saint Mary's College: 1996 to 2006
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Saint Mary's College: 1990 to 1996
  • Lecturer, Regis College: 1989-1990
  • Teaching Assistant: Boston College: 1986-1989
  • Teaching Assistant: Syracuse University: 1985-1986

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • The Senator from New England: The Rise of JFK, State University of New York Press, 2015
  • JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party, State University of New York Press, 2004
  • "JFK and the DNC," White House Studies, v. 2, n. 2 (Summer 2002): 139-153
  • Truman and the Democratic Party University Press of Kentucky, 1997
  • Roosevelt: The Party Leader University Press of Kentucky, 1991
  • "To Purge or Not to Purge: Hamlet Harry and the Dixiecrats, 1948-1952," Presidential Studies Quarterly, v. 27, n. 4 (Fall 1997): 773-790.
     

Professional Memberships 

  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Academy of Political Science