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Citadel News Service
18 Apr 2012

Political Science professor selected for prestigious membership

Scott E. Buchanan, associate professor of political science at The Citadel, has been elected to the Executive Council of the Southwestern Political Science Association.


Scott Buchanan

The organization is one of the largest political science research associations in the country. At its annual spring conference, political scientists from around the nation present original research focusing on the region’s dynamic political climate.

“It is a great honor to be asked to serve on the board,” said Buchanan. “More importantly, though, it’s a great honor for The Citadel since my selection was based on the work we’ve done with our Symposium on Southern Politics and studies of Southern politics.”

In addition to teaching Southern politics, state and local government, political institutions and elections, Buchanan is the executive director of the college’s Symposium on Southern Politics. The biannual meeting is the largest and most comprehensive conference for the presentation and discussion of scholarly research on the contemporary politics of a specific region in the country.

Buchanan also is the author of the only published biography of Georgia Gov. Marvin Griffin, who was a member of The Citadel Class of 1929. Buchanan has written articles on realignment in Southern politics and has been involved in oral histories of Georgia political figures of the 1950s and 1960s. In addition, Buchanan is a past president of the Georgia Political Science Association.

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