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James McQuiston

Ph.D Student

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University (expected May, 2013).

B.A., Political Science, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, 2005.

B.A., Classical Languages (Latin), DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 2005.

Research Interests:

American politics and policy, transnational and comparative politics and policy, social capital, civic engagement, democratization, area studies: post-Soviet states, sub-Saharan Africa

Dissertation/thesis topic:

Social Capital in the Production Gap: Social Networking Services and Their Transformative Role in Civic Engagement.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Logue, John, Grummel, John and James McQuiston. (2009) “State Employee Ownership Legislation: Trends, Characteristics, and Policy Implications.” Ohio Employee Ownership Center.

"Remembering the 1985 MOVE Bombing." (2006) Punk Planet. 73: 76-79.

Professional activities/achievements:  

"Civic Engagement in the 'Production Gap': The Transformative Potential of Social Networking Services." Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting, Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists.

"The Aral River Basin Crisis, Neorealism, and Neoliberal Institutionalism." Presented at Midwest Political Science Association. Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the MPSA, 2009.

"The Determinants of Democracy in a State: An Ordered Logit Regression." Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the MPSA, 2007.

"The Expansion of Business and Online Payments." Lecture at the Entrepreneurial Academy, Cleveland, Ohio, August 26th, 2006.

"Website Design in Professional Development." Lecture at the Entrepreneurial Academy, Cleveland, Ohio, August 19th, 2006.

Graduate Assistant, Dr. John Logue, Fall, 2009 - Summer, 2009

Graduate Assistant, Dr. Bessie House, Spring, 2006 - Spring, 2008


American Political Science Association

Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists.

James McQuiston
Department of Political Science