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Dr. McGuire is new to the North Country, a native Long Islander, an avid Yankee fan, and a political junkie.
His teaching and research interests include state and local government, intergovernmental relations, and interest group politics.
He is currently working on two research projects examining different facets of intergovernmental relations, the first studies intra-state relations and the implementation of the 2002 Help America Vote Act and the second investigates informal and formal means of state and local government cooperation.
Before making his way to SUNY Potsdam he earned a Ph.D. from Washington State University and taught politics at Gonzaga University and Wabash College. Teaching at Potsdam is a coming home of sorts; it puts him in closer proximity to his New England based family and friends.
Dr. McGuire is happy to join the faculty at Potsdam College because he believes we provide students with unique opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty and study in an environment that's committed to academic excellence.
The classes he teaches include: Introduction to U.S. Politics; State and Local Government (w/ a New York and environmental politics focus); The Congress and Legislative Process; The American Presidency; U.S. Media and Politics; Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups; and Environmental Politics and Policy.
Students interested in these classes or collaborating on a research project are encouraged to speak to Dr. McGuire.