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Gibbs Knotts

Gibbs KnottsGibbs Knotts joined the College of Charleston in 2012. Prior to arriving at the College of Charleston he worked at Western Carolina University where he served in a variety of administrative roles including MPA Director, Graduate School and Research Associate Dean, Political Science and Public Affairs Department Head, and College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean.  While at WCU, he also received the 2004 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2010 Board of Governor’s Teaching Award, and the 2010 University Scholar Award. 

Dr. Knotts has published works on political participation, southern politics, public administration, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Articles have appeared in a variety of outlets including the Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Cultures, Southeastern Geographerand Social Forces. He also co-edited The New Politics of North Carolina (University of North Carolina Press, 2008).

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Office Hours: Spring 2015: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 am-10:00 am; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm; and by appointment
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Ph.D, M.A., Emory University
B.A., University of North Carolina
Field of Specialization:  American Politics; Public Administration