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Joe Blankenau

Joe Blankenau is a political science professor at Wayne State College.

He has had several journal articles published and contributed to the book "Government in the Countryside."

He was the 2011-12 WSC Student Senate Professor of the Year and received the 2002 Theodore Lowi Award from the Policy Studies Organization.

Dr. Blankenau is a member and past president of the Great Plains Political Science Association. He is also a board member for the Center for Rural Affairs. 


Ph.D., 1995 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.S., 1992 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

B.A., 1989 - Kearney State College

Academic Interests

Dr. Blankenau's teaching interests include public policy, public administration, and statistics. His research interests are health and environmental policy, and Nebraska Public Policy.