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Nicholas J. Clark
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: 570-372-4726
Email: clarkn@susqu.edu
Office Location: Steele Hall Rm 217
Office Hours: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., MWF

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Indiana University
MA, University of Munster
MS, University of Twente
BA, Hastings College

Clark teaches courses on comparative politics, the politics of Europe, the European Union, party systems, comparative political behavior, and theories of democratic citizenship.

Clark’s research focuses on European politics, the European Union, and comparative political behavior. More specifically, his research agenda seeks to empirically assess theoretical claims about the quality of democratic citizenship and governance in multi-level political systems such as the European Union. An upcoming publication in the Journal of European Integration argues that low turnout in elections to the European Parliament is due more to reservations about the EU institutions than apathy toward EU affairs. His earlier publications include “Information Effects and Mass Support for EU Policy Control” (with Tim Hellwig) in European Union Politics and “Second-Order Elections versus First-Order Thinking: How Voters Perceive the Representation Process in a Multi-Layered System of Governance” (with Robert Rohrschneider) in the Journal of European Integration. Clark was the recipient of the John H. Edwards Fellowship in 2011, one of the most prestigious academic awards at Indiana University.

Clark is a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the European Union Studies Association (EUSA), and the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA).


  • HIST-321 European Union
  • INTD-505 Independent Study
  • POLI-121 Comparative Government and Politics
  • POLI-212 Introduction to Public Policy
  • POLI-321 European Union
  • POLI-500 Political Theory Seminar
  • POLI-501 Senior Seminar

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