Associate Professor of Political Science
History and Political Science Department
Started at Briar Cliff:
- B.A., Montana State University - Bozeman
- M.A., California State University - Fullerton
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
David Wiltse, Ph.D. joined the Briar Cliff faculty in the fall of 2010 and is currently an associate professor of political science. Prior to Briar Cliff he was a lecturer at Hacettepe University in Ankara Turkey, and an assistant professor at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. His primary teaching interests are in American political institutions, American political thought and popular culture, comparative politics, and research methodology.
Dr. Wiltse’s research centers on the various ways in which individuals aggregate and articulate their interests through formal and informal political institutions. His recent publications and professional presentations have focused on campaign finance reform, ideological polarization, and voting behavior in the United States.
Additionally, he has written on Turkish ideological polarization, partisan identification, and voting behavior; and Turkish interest representation in the American policy process.
Prof. Wiltse is an associate editor at the African Journal of Political Science and International Relations has served as a reviewer for several journals including American Politics Research.
Dr. Wiltse holds a B.A. from Montana State University Bozeman, a M.A. from California State University Fullerton, and PhD from University of Massachusetts Amherst.