William C. Garriott, Jr. » Directory2018-01-29T16:22:19-05:00


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William C. Garriott, Jr.

John Marshall Harlan Professor Emeritus of Government Emeritus Faculty
Work Phone: 859.238.5305
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Biographical Info

Professor Emeritus Bill Garriott joined the Centre faculty in 1970 and retired in 2010. In 2005 he was named the John Marshall Harlan Professor of Government. His teaching responsibilities included the Introduction to Politics course and advanced courses in American politics. He was government program chair and faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary society. He served as President of the Faculty, and from 1972 to 1981 was an assistant baseball coach. He twice served as president of the Kentucky Political Science Association, and in 2014 received the Distinguished Political Scientist Award from that organization.

A 1966 graduate of Centre, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Centre, he spent a year in the Tennessee Office of Urban and Federal Affairs as a planner working with the Appalachian Regional Development Program.

In his professional writing, he has explored American political culture and socialization, the American presidency, media politics, state and local government, public administration, public finance, teaching political science, and baseball. One of his last projects resulted in “George Bush, the ‘Rally Effect’, and the Partisan Popular Press,” coauthored by a student, Michael Douglas, which won the David Hughes Award for the best paper presented at the 2007 Kentucky Political Science Association meeting.

To read Garriott’s 20 Questions profile, click here.

Email: william.garriott@centre.edu

File last updated: 3/14/14

Categories: Emeritus Faculty