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., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995
M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1992
B.A., Kearney State College, 1989
Dr. Blankenau's teaching interests include public policy, public administration, and statistics. His research interests are health and environmental policy, and Nebraska Public Policy.