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Christian Goergen

Christian Goergen

Christian Goergen, Ph.D.

Professor, Political Science

(630) 942-2012
Office: Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2604B

Areas of Research Interest:

  • American Politics - Electoral Behavior
  • International Relations - Peace and Conflict Research
  • Student Learning and Assessment


Current Projects:

  • Inovation Incubator: Multi Section Assessment Study
  • Work on textbook: Introduction to Political Science
  • Asian Studies: Religion and Politics in Japan
  • Model United Nations (ongoing)


Selected Publications, Presentations, Books:

  • Politics in a Globalized World: A problem-based Introduction to Political Science, Kendall-Hunt, 2004
  • Why Vote: Evaluations of Party Differences and Turnout Decline (Dissertation)
  • Government Turnover and Economic Accountability. Electoral Studies, Vol. 10, 1991.
  • Regierungspopularitat auf Kredit: Wirtschaftsbilanz, Wende and Wahlerwille In: Kaase/Klingemann: Wahlen und Wahler, Opladen 1990.
  • Perceptions of the Democratic/Republican Party. Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party, New York: Sharpe 1996.



  • Ph.D. University of New York - Stony Brook
  • M.A. University of Tubingen (Germany)
  • M.A. University of Tubingen (Germany)


Awards and Recognitions:

  • Who's Who Among American Teachers, 1999
  • APSA Travel Award
  • NEA Outstanding Service Recognition
  • Teaching and Research Fellowship


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