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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kevin Parsneau

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Parsneau

Minnesota State University Mankato
Morris Hall 109
Mankato, Minnesota 56001

Office: 204 B Morris Hall
Phone: 507-389-5232
Fax: 507-389-6377



Ph.D., Political Science, 2007. University of Minnesota.
Dissertation: " Presidents and Subcabinet Nominations: A President-Centered Account of the Nomination and Confirmation of Executive Officers."

M.A., Political Science, 1996. University of Montana.
Masters Thesis: " Kurdish Ethnonationalism: Ethnic Conflict in Iran, Iraq and Turkey.”

B.A. Political Science-History, 1989. University of Montana.
Areas of Specialization: Comparative Politics and International Relations.

 Academic Publications

Kevin Parsneau. (forthcoming). "Politicizing Priority Departments: Presidential Priorities and Subcabinet Experience and Loyalty." American Politics Research.

Galdieri, Christopher J., Kevin Parsneau and J. Scott Granberg-Rademacker. 2012. “Superdelegate Decision Making during the 2008 Democratic Primaries.” Politics and Policy. (August): 680-703.  

Teaching and Professional Experience

Minnesota State University, Mankato. Assistant Professor. Department of Government, 2007-Present.

University of Minnesota. Instructor. Department of Political Science. 2004-2006.

University of Minnesota. Teaching Assistant. Department of Political Science. 2001-2004.

University of Montana. Teaching Assistant. Department of Political Science. 1995-1996.


2006-2007 American Political Science Association Founders Award. "Martha Joynt Kumar Founders Award" for the best paper presented by a graduate student at either the preceding year’s APSA Annual Meeting or at any of the regional meetings from the APSA Presidential Research Section for "Politicizing Priority Departments: Presidential Policy Priorities and Subcabinet Nominations."