Dr. David S. Mason
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Areas of Expertise
International Politics, Comparative Politics, U.S. Foreign
Policy, European Politics, Russian and East European Politics,
The End of the American Century (Rowman &
Littlefield, 2008). Blog site associated with this book: www.endoftheamericancentury.blogspot.com
Revolutionary Europe 1789-1989: Liberty, Equality,
Solidarity (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004)
Marketing Democracy: Changing Opinion about Inequality and
Politics in East Central Europe, co-authored with James
Kluegel (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).
Revolution and Transition in East Central Europe, 2nd
ed. (Westview, 1996)
Social Justice and Political Change: Public Opinion in
Capitalist and Post-Communist States, co-edited with James
Kluegel and Bernd Wegener (Aldine deGruyter, 1995)
Revolution in East Central Europe: The Rise and Fall of
Communism and the Cold War (Westview, 1992).
Public Opinion and Political Change in Poland, 1980
1982 (Cambridge University Press, 1985).
For a fuller list, and links to many of the publications, see:
B.A., Cornell University, Government, 1969.
M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
(SAIS). Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C., 1971.
Ph.D., Indiana University, Political Science, 1978; and
Certificate for East European Studies, Russian and East European
Butler University: Instructor, 1975-7; Assistant Professor,
1978-83; Associate Professor, 1983-1990; Professor, 1990-2008;
Professor Emeritus, 2008-Present
University of Pittsburgh's "Semester at Sea", Fall 1988 and Fall
1998 (directed the required interdisciplinary core course).
Director of Butler's core course "Change and Tradition"
Head of Department of Political Science, July 1991-August
Director of the International Social Justice Project
(international research team) 1988-2006 (website at: www.butler.edu/isjp)
Awards, Honors, Grants
Named Outstanding Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences by Mortar Board, 1986;
Outstanding Teacher award in the College of LAS, 2001;
"Above and Beyond" award from Student Government Association,
Research grants received from the National Science Foundation,
the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Council of Learned
Societies, the National Council for Soviet and East European
Research, the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the
Social Science Research Council.