David  Robertson Author of Evaluating Organization Development

David Robertson

Curators' Professor of Political Science
University of Missouri St. Louis

I am a political scientist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. My interests include national politics and policy, political history, political economy, environmental policy, and labor, as well as the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, travel, and classical music. I closely watch current politics, and I'm the political analyst for KSDK Television (NBC) in St. Louis. I am the co-leader of Confluence Scholar's Strategy Network, the St. Louis chapter of the national Network.


I'm a native Chicagoan. I went to high school in Oak Park (at Fenwick) and got an AA from College of DuPage, a BA from the University of Wisconsin, and my PhD in political science at Indiana University.  I  taught at the University of Texas-San Antonio for two years, and joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1983.  I'm now studying the development of American environmental governance.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    American political and policy history; social, economic, and environmental issues, including climate change adaptation; the design of the US Constitution and the Constitutional Convention; the development of organized labor.  I am active in the Scholars' Strategy Network.

Personal Interests

    Professional baseball and hockey; classical music; travel; learning more about the history of other cultures, such as China and India.



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