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Dr. Steven Engel

Professor and Dean, Honors College
Office: Eidson House – Room 1027
Campus: Statesboro
Phone: 912-478-7926


Professor Engel received his Ph.D. in political science from Loyola University of Chicago and has been a faculty member at Georgia Southern since 1999. He has been the director of Honors since 2005. His teaching and research interests focus on political philosophy, patriotism and nationalism, and political action committees. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on these topics.

Research and Teaching Interests

Political philosophy, patriotism and nationalism, politics in Northern Ireland, and political action committee behavior.

Selected Publications

  • “Rousseau and Imagined Communities,” The Review of Politics, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Summer 2005), pp. 515-537.
  • “Human Rights in the New Training Curriculum of the Police Service of Northern Ireland” (with George W. Burruss Jr.) Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Vol. 27, No. 4 (December 2004), pp. 498-511.
  • “Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote for Free Trade: The Dynamics of the Labor PAC Punishment Strategy over PNTR” (with David J. Jackson) Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 4 (December 2003): pp. 441-448.

Last updated: 12/15/2023