Robert Amyot

Phone: 402.461.7323

Dr. Robert P. Amyot

Professor of Political Science

Office: Kiewit 210


American Politics, Negative Campaigning, Pedagogy, Pre-Law Adviser.  My most recent research has been on the effectiveness of simulations and other teaching methods on learning.


  • B.A., University of Massachusetts (Amherst): Economics
  • M.Phil., Ph.D., The George Washington University: American Politics, Comparative Politics, Methodology


  • PLS 150 Introduction to Political Science
  • PLS 160 Introduction to U.S. Politics
  • PLS 203 Public Policy Analysis
  • PLS 251 Political Science Skills Resource Seminar
  • PLS 266 American Political Institutions
  • PLS 301 Public Opinion, Voting and Elections in America
  • PLS 306 Interest Groups and Social Movements in America
  • PLS 314 Advanced Policy: Issues and Analysis
  • PLS 333 Judicial Politics and Constitutional Law
  • PLS 351 Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • PLS 480 Topics in Political Science
  • PLS 484 History of Political Thought

J-Term Courses

  • PLS 140 Political Economics
  • PLS 178 White House Scandals
  • PLS 231 The Next American Civil War