Randy S. Clemons Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Randy S. Clemons

Professor of Political Science; Dean, School of Social Sciences
Mercyhurst University

Originally from Oakesdale, Washington, I am an avid runner, reader, and wide-ranging sports fan. After more than two decades of teaching, I still love the classroom, working with our students, and interacting with my excellent colleagues.


Randy S. Clemons, received his bachelor of arts at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and his doctorate at Idaho State University. Dr. Clemons is a Professor of Political Science and the Associate Dean of the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences. In 2007 he won the “Distinguished Teaching Award” at Mercyhurst University. He teaches and researches in both the international relations and public policy arenas and has presented papers at more than 30 conferences across the nation. Co-author of the textbook Public Policy Praxis (with Mark McBeth), and multiple book chapters, including one on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert exploring the impact of Fake News. his recent research has appeared in the Journal of Public Administration; Foreign Policy Analysis (forthcoming), World Medical & Health Policy; Risks, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy; and Electronic Hallway. Additionally, he is an expert in simulations, has received grants in, and has been a professional consultant and facilitator in, the areas of leadership, community development, and strategic planning/futuring – most recently working with the Erie County Department of Human Services’ Office of Mental Health / Intellectual Disabilities.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Public Policy; IR/AFP/National Security; Narrative Analysis; Simulations; Futuring.


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